/Pablo Munoz (UK)

For the past six years, alongside with my work as a consultant, I’ve has been passionately involved in academia, firstly as an undergradate lecturer in Strategic Management and Marketing, secondly as Postgraduate Director of the School of Communications and Lecturer in Innovation Management of UDD Business School in Chile — and, since 2009, as a postgraduate student again. All these years have allowed me to develop strong skills in academic research and development, especially postgraduate programs and training courses, which include the very first Postgraduate Diploma in Organizational Creativity in Chile, based on Creative Problem Solving (CPS) principles.

Before being lecturer, researcher and consultant in creativity and innovation, I worked four years developing and implementing continuous improvement processes for manufacturing companies. Chilean by birth, I now live in England’s North-East, a region that has started to transform my US English accent into a strange Geordie-inflected mix.

I’m expert in innovation management and technical change, and have recently joined Thinkx Intellectual Captial, consultancy firm based on Toronto that works with major organisations around the world, providing training, facilitation and consultancy to help create and develop new products, new processes, new business models, and new strategies.

I hold an MBA from IEDE Business School, a MSc in Innovation, Creativity and Entrepreneurship from Newcastle University, and am currently working towards a PhD in Management at the Centre for Knowledge, Innovation, Technology and Enterprise of Newcastle University Business School. Settled in Newcastle for at least the next three years, I have begun working on the dynamics and governance of sustainable socio-technical transitions, which in my opinion represents not only the most interesting topic within innovation studies but also one of the key elements to understand how
can we walk straight to a sustainable future.

You can also read my columns on Innovation Management at ‘La Tercera OnLine‘ and ‘Poder y Negocios‘ Business Maganize. (Spanish version)

Research interests
– Dynamics and governance of sustainable socio-technical transitions: foundations and models for regime transformations
– Systems of innovation: frameworks and analytical issues
– Innovation centres and the evolution of science parks
– Innovation and territorial development: territorial innovation models, integrate area development and social innovation
– Innovation management in complex settings
– Innovation networks: structure, organisation, dynamics and paradoxes

Contact information
LinkedIn Profile: http://uk.linkedin.com/in/pablomunozroman
Mail: pablo@sustainableinnovation.cl
Mail: pablo.munoz@thinkxic.com
Skype: pablomunozroman
Twitter: http://twitter.com/pablomunozroman
Issuu: http://www.issuu.com/pablomunoz