Xabier Barriola

About me

I am a postdoctoral research fellow at INSEAD's Technology and Operations Management Area, where I work with the Sustainable Business Initiative and the Humanitarian Research Group under the guidance of Luk Van Wassenhove and Atalay Atasu. Prior to this, I received a Ph.D. in Management from IESE Business School, where I was advised by Victor Martínez de Albéniz, and I spent a year as a postdoctoral researcher at Aalto University.

My research is motivated by the Sustainable Development Goals. For example, related to goal #10: Reduced Inequalities, I am exploring the difference in pricing in the aftermath of natural disasters by comparing high- and low-income areas. Additionally, related to goal #12: Responsible Consumption and Production, I am studying how firms and consumers can be aligned to produce and consume in a more sustainable way.

Prior to my academic career, I worked for a period of four years as an environmental consultant based in Panama City, Panama. During that period, I had the opportunity to advise a total of 190 companies that were located in Panama, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Colombia, Peru, and Mexico. My main objective was to assess their operations in order to help them comply with local and international regulations.

I am from Venezuela but I have lived in Spain, Panama, Germany, England, France, and Finland. I enjoy getting to know new cultures and understanding how businesses are managed across the world.