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Dr Carlos Martin-Rios

Carlos Martin-Rios, PhD, Rutgers University is an Associate Professor of Innovation at EHL and Managing Director of the Research Center Hospitality Innovation Network (HIN-EHL), and fellow of the Lausanne Hospitality Research Center (LHRC). He studied at the universities of Complutense in Madrid (Spain) and Rutgers in New Jersey (USA), where he received his MPhil in 2003 and PhD in Management and Labor Relations in 2006. Before coming to EHL, he was assistant professor at University Carlos III of Madrid (Spain, 2006-2012), Visiting Full Professor at University of Maine (USA, 2013-14), and academic visitor at the Universidad de Antioquia (Colombia). He is the author or co-author of over 40 refereed journal publications, over 15 articles in professional journals, 53 conference proceedings, 3 book chapter publications, and 19 invited talks, lectures and conference chairs. He has worked and lived in the United States, Latin America, and Europe and has been active in both institutional and private entrepreneurial activities, having served as an advisor in launching innovation and talent management programs and two consulting companies.

Dr Carlos Martin-Rios

Associate Professor

(2006) M.Phil. Industrial Relations and Human Resource Management. Rutgers University
School of Management and Labor Relations, New Jersey (USA)
professor.areaOfExpertise
  • Innovation management
  • Non-technological innovation
  • Sustainability
  • Eco-innovation
  • Service innovation
  • Strategic renewal
  • Inter-firm knowledge networks
  • Organizational control systems
Carlos martin rios
professor.recent_publication
  • Current research projects aim to understand and predict the factors that determine innovation strategies in services (including technological innovation, business model innovation, organizational innovation, and management innovation), as well as innovative sustainable approaches (including strategies, practices, ideas and business results) in knowledge-intensive service firms at large and, in particular, hospitality firms.
professor.past_publication
  • Martin-Rios, C. & Erhardt, N. (2017). Small business activity and knowledge exchange in informal interfirm networks. International Small Business Journal, 35(3): 285-305. doi:10.1177/0266242616667540
  • Martin-Rios, C. & Pasamar, S. (2017). Service innovation in times of economic crisis: The strategic adaptation activities of the top EU service firms. R&D Management. doi:10.1111/radm.12276
  • Martin-Rios, C., Pougnet, S., & Nogareda, A.M. (2017). Teaching HRM in contemporary hospitality management: A case study drawing on HR analytics and big data analysis. Journal of Teaching in Travel and Tourism, 1: 34-54. doi:10.1080/15313220.2016.1276874
  • Martin-Rios, C. and Bader, C. (2017). Innovating the experience economy: The new business frontier for chefs eHotelier [Retrieved from: https://ehotelier.com/insights/2017/11/28/innovating-experience-economy-new-business-frontier-chefs]
  • Martin-Rios, C. and Pelouard, V. (2017). Millennials set to reshape the luxury industry through innovation eHotelier [Retrieved from: https://ehotelier.com/insights/2017/09/05/millennials-reshape-luxury]
  • Martin-Rios, C. (2017). Disruptive innovation in hospitality: Are we there yet? Hospitality Insights. [Retrieved from: http://www.ehl.edu/en/research/hospitality-insights/disruptive-innovation-hospitality-are-we-there-yet]
  • Sekulic, I. & Martin-Rios, C. (2017). Appealing to every dimension of human nature. eHotelier [Retrieve from: http://ehotelier.com/insights/2017/03/07/appealing-every-dimension-human-nature]
  • Martin-Rios, C. & Savatin, S. (2017). Unlocking a hotel innovation strategy. eHotelier [Retrieved from: http://ehotelier.com/insights/2017/02/06/open-innovation]
  • Erhardt, N., Martin-Rios, C. & Heckscher, C. (2016). Am I doing the right thing? Rituals as institutional learning mechanisms for organizational culture in restaurants. International Journal of Hospitality Management, 59: 31-41. doi:10.1016/j.ijhm.2016.08.006
  • Rubinstein, S., Martin-Rios, C., Erhardt, N., Hoffer-Gittell, J., & George V.P. (2016). Organizational responses to uncertainty in the airline industry: Changes in patterns of communication networks. Journal of Air Transport Management, 57: 217–227. doi:10.1016/j.jairtraman.2016.07.021
  • Martin-Rios, C. & Parga, E. (2016). Service response to economic decline: Management innovation as enabler of organizational renewal. Journal of Business Research, 69(8): 2890-2900. doi:10.1016/j.jbusres.2015.12.058
  • Erhardt, N., Gibbs, J., Martin-Rios, C., & Sherblom, J.C. (2016). Rhythms of team learning: Exploring dimensions of team learning through email use over time. Small Group Research, 47(3): 1-36. doi:10.1177/1046496416635823
  • Martin-Rios, C. (2016). Innovative management control systems in knowledge work: A middle managers perspective. Journal of Management Control, 27(2): 181-204. doi:10.1007/s00187-015-0228-8
  • Martin-Rios, C. & Parga, E. (2016). The early bird gets the worm, but the second mouse gets the cheese: Non-technological innovation in creative industries. Creativity and Innovation Management, 25(1): 6-17. doi: 10.1111/caim.12131
  • Martin-Rios, C. & Pasamar, S. (2016). Service innovation in times of economic downturn. Hospitality Insights. [Retrieved from: http://www.ehl.edu/en/research/hospitality-insights/service-innovation-times-economic-downturn]
  • Demen-Meier, C. & Martin-Rios, C. (2016). Hospitality innovation: an oxymoron? Hospitality Insights. [Retrieved from: http://www.ehl.edu/en/research/hospitality-insights/hospitality-innovation-oxymoron]
  • Martin-Rios, C., (2016). Forces that drive hospitality innovation: The Ecole hôtelière de Lausanne workshop. eHotelier [Retrieved from: https://ehotelier.com/global/2016/01/13/forces-that-drive-hospitality-innovation-the-ecole-hoteliere-de-lausanne-workshop]
  • Martin-Rios, C., (2016). Innovation in hospitality management. HospitalityNet [Retrieved from: http://www.hospitalitynet.org/news/4073584.html]
  • Martin-Rios, C., (2015). The meaning of what it is to be a host is changing – hoteliers must change too. eHotelier [Retrieved from: http://ehotelier.com/insights/2015/11/18/the-meaning-of-what-it-is-to-be-a-host-is-changing-hoteliers-must-too/]
  • Martin-Rios, C., (2015). Business model innovation in restaurants. Hémisphères. La Revue Suisse de la Recherche et de ses Applications [Retrieved from: http://www.revuehemispheres.com/revue8.php]
  • Martin-Rios, C. (2014). Why do firms seek to share human resource management knowledge? The importance of inter-firm networks, Journal of Business Research, 67: 190-199. doi:10.1016/j.jbusres.2012.10.004
professor.research&Recognitions
  • (2016) Finalist Best Researcher Award. Ecole hôtelière de Lausanne (Switzerland)
  • (2011) Teaching Award, Innovation in Teaching Methods. University Carlos III Madrid (Spain)
  • (2010) Teaching Award, Innovation in Teaching Methods. University Carlos III Madrid (Spain)
  • (2009) Harvard University Award to attend the Summer Course on Management Research. Real Colegio Complutense at Harvard University (USA)
  • (2008) Industry Study Dissertation Finalist, Sloan Foundation-MIT (USA)
  • (2008) Teaching Award, Innovation in Teaching Methods. University Carlos III Madrid (Spain)
  • (2004) Dissertation Research Award. Center for Workplace Transformation, Rutgers University (USA)
  • (2003) PhD Best Research Award. Rutgers University Research Council
  • (2002) Sponsorship of Master Thesis Research. The Center For Human Resource Strategy, Rutgers University
  • (2002) Master’s Thesis Research Grant. School of Management and Labor Relations, Rutgers University