Bay Campus
Dr Sergio Jofre Barrios

Dr Sergio Jofre Barrios

Lecturer, Business

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Office 212A - CEIC Team Office - 212A
Second Floor
School of Management
Bay Campus
Available For Postgraduate Supervision


Sergio has a PhD in Environmental Engineering from the Osaka University of Japan, and over two decades of international working experience in academia and industry in the Americas, Asia, and Europe.

Formal education across the fields of engineering, social, marine, and natural sciences has influenced his interest in conducting cross-disciplinary research, teaching, and consultancy in complex contemporary issues.

His areas of expertise include innovation theory, eco-design, foresight, strategic management, technology development, sustainability transitions, and the circular economy.

Sergio’s research interests focus on the cross-disciplinary exploration of the human-environment-technology interrelationship as source of both barriers and opportunities to the transition of current socio-technical systems towards sustainability. From this perspective, the role of culture—as an evolving human trait—is emphasized as a key aspect in the development of new narratives to induce change in the behaviour of both individuals and organizations.

Areas Of Expertise

  • • Innovation Theory
  • • Sustainability Transitions of Sociotechnical Systems
  • • Strategic Management
  • • Eco-design
  • • Sustainable Product Development
  • • Technology Development
  • • Strategic Foresight

Career Highlights

Teaching Interests
  • Creativity and Innovation
  • Innovation under Uncertainty
  • Design thinking
  • Strategic Management
  • Organizational Behaviour
  • Futures Design and foresight
  • Sustainability Transitions
  • Eco-Design and Sustainable Product Development