Dr José-Rodrigo Córdoba-Pachón

Research interests

José-Rodrigo's main research interest is systemic thinking for management.


Prior to becoming an academic, he studied and completed a computer science and systems engineering degree in Universidad de los Andes in Bogota, Colombia, his home country, and worked as a software developer, business analyst, family entrepreneur and project manager. 


José-Rodrigo was then awarded a Colfuturo scholarship-loan to do his MA in Management Systems at the University of Hull in the UK. He obtained an overall distinction and was offered a PhD scholarship to research on critical systems thinking and information systems at Hull's centre for systems studies.

After finishing his doctorate, José-Rodrigo got an ESRC (UK Economic and Social Research Council) post-doctoral fellowship to continue developing his research agenda. During this time, he was nominated to the US Academy of Management William Newman Award for best paper based on a doctoral dissertation. He moved to Royal Holloway after lecturing at Hull for a number of years to take a senior lectureship. 


To date, José-Rodrigo has single-authored three (3) research books on systems thinking , co-edited one with Alejandro Ochoa-Arias and published many chapters and journal articles in internationally recognised outlets.  He has supervised and examined several PhD theses in the UK, Colombia, South Africa, New Zealand and Spain. José-Rodrigo has also helped organise, co-chair and participate in several annual conferences and events of the UK Operational Research Society. He has also co-edited several journal special issues. 


Currently José-Rodrigo serves as external examiner for the MBA programme at Hull University Business School in the UK as well as application area editor (social responsibility) of the journal Systems Research and Behavioural Science. Since 2018 he is international researcher at the Social and Business Research Lab (SBRLab) of Universitat Rovira i Virgili in Tarragona, Catalonia, Spain. 


Blog: http://systemsthinkinglenses.blogspot.co.uk/


Email address: j.r.cordoba-pachon@rhul.ac.uk 

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