Dr Carlos Carbajal Pina

  • Honorary Research Assistant (Adam Smith Business School)

email: Carlos.Carbajal@glasgow.ac.uk

5102, Level 5, Advance Research Centre (ARC), Glasgow, United Kingdom, G11 6EW

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ORCID iDhttps://orcid.org/0009-0009-0409-8811

Biography

Carlos Carbajal, an Honorary Researcher at the University of Glasgow, blends his robust academic background with practical business and technology insights, driving impactful digital transformation projects. His work is a dynamic digital innovation strategist with an academic foundation in engineering and innovation management. His work is characterised by a deep understanding of the intersection between technology, society, and sustainable development, which positions him as a rising figure in responsible and transformative innovation.

With a robust background in engineering and a global perspective gained from diverse international experiences, Carlos has become a notable advocate for exploring the impact of emerging digital technologies across various contexts, industries, and sectors. In addition to his PhD in Digital Innovation Management from the University of Glasgow, his academic journey includes a BSc in Mechatronics Engineering from Benemérita Universidad Autónoma de Puebla, a specialisation in Market Research and Business Consultancy from Universidad del Pedregal, and a joint MSc in Global Innovation Management from the University of Strathclyde and Technology University of Hamburg-Harburg.

Carlos’s work is not only academically rigorous but also highly relevant to current industry practices, reflecting his dual focus on theoretical coherence and practical application. As a seasoned strategist and researcher, he continues to drive forward projects with far-reaching social, economic, and environmental implications, underpinning his role as a bridge between technological capabilities and their broader impacts in the digital era.

Research interests

His research interests span from business model innovation dynamics to the ethical integration of technology in the digital age, contributing significantly to understanding how technological advancements shape and are shaped by societal, economic, and environmental factors.

Areas of expertise:

  • Digital Innovation and Transformation: Exploring the evolution of digital technologies and their transformative impact on businesses and industries.
  • Business Model Innovation in the Digital Age: Investigating how digital technologies reshape traditional business models and create new economic opportunities.
  • Technology Roadmapping and Strategic Foresight: Developing methodologies to predict and prepare for future technological trends and their societal implications.
  • Ethical Integration of Emerging Technologies: Focusing on responsible innovation, particularly in applying AI, IoT, and blockchain, ensuring ethical considerations are central to technological advancements.
  • Sustainable Digital Ecosystems: Examining the environmental impact of digital technologies and advocating for sustainable practices in the tech industry.
  • The Intersection of Technology, Policy, and Society: Studying how technological advancements influence public policy and societal norms, and vice versa.
  • Cross-Cultural Perspectives on Technology: Analysing how different cultures adopt and adapt to digital innovation and how this shapes global digital strategies.

Publications

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2024

Carbajal Pina, C. A. , Acur, N. and Cetindamar, D. (2024) An activity theory analysis of digital innovation orchestration in Industry 4.0. Journal of Manufacturing Technology Management, (doi: 10.1108/JMTM-09-2023-0419) (Early Online Publication)

2022

Carbajal Pina, C. , Acur, N. and Smart, A. (2022) Technology affordances, constraints, and interdependencies in organising digital innovation. Innovation and Product Development Management Conference (IPDMC 2022), Hamburg, Germany, 17-19 July 2022.

Acur, N. , Carbajal Pina, C. and Padmanabhan, S. (2022) Therme & The University of Glasgow Global Wellbeing Centre of Excellence (WellEx), Feasibility Study. Project Report. Founded by The Scottish Inward Investment Catalyst Fund- Interface (Project Number is 318334-02), University of Glasgow and Therme Group.

2019

Carbajal, C. , Acur, N. and Smart, A. (2019) Business Model Innovation in Industry 4.0: Conceptualising a New Paradigm through Technology Affordances and Constraints Theory. Product Development and Management Association Research Forum, Orlando, FL, USA, 02-05 Nov 2019.

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Articles

Carbajal Pina, C. A. , Acur, N. and Cetindamar, D. (2024) An activity theory analysis of digital innovation orchestration in Industry 4.0. Journal of Manufacturing Technology Management, (doi: 10.1108/JMTM-09-2023-0419) (Early Online Publication)

Research Reports or Papers

Acur, N. , Carbajal Pina, C. and Padmanabhan, S. (2022) Therme & The University of Glasgow Global Wellbeing Centre of Excellence (WellEx), Feasibility Study. Project Report. Founded by The Scottish Inward Investment Catalyst Fund- Interface (Project Number is 318334-02), University of Glasgow and Therme Group.

Conference or Workshop Item

Carbajal Pina, C. , Acur, N. and Smart, A. (2022) Technology affordances, constraints, and interdependencies in organising digital innovation. Innovation and Product Development Management Conference (IPDMC 2022), Hamburg, Germany, 17-19 July 2022.

Carbajal, C. , Acur, N. and Smart, A. (2019) Business Model Innovation in Industry 4.0: Conceptualising a New Paradigm through Technology Affordances and Constraints Theory. Product Development and Management Association Research Forum, Orlando, FL, USA, 02-05 Nov 2019.

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Grants

  • Driving Innovation Responsibly: Commercialising CAV Services in the Scottish Highlands and Islands, £200,000 jointly founded by UKRI and Centre for Connected and Autonomous Vehicles, January-September 2024.

Additional information

Concurrently working as an Innovation Partner and Business Analysis at Digital Catapult.

Innovation consulting inquiries through my professional portfolio at Carbajal Ltd.