Omar Torres

PhD Topic

Local Innovation Resources and Income Diversification in the New Rurality Perspective

  • The relationship between innovation and diversification has been widely researched in the innovation and entrepreneurship literature. Though rural producers are increasingly approached as entrepreneurs, the relationship between innovation and diversification in rural areas is still young in the literature. This research focuses on alternative income diversification in other fields out of agriculture.

 

Biography

  • 1975 Born in Bogota, Colombia
  • 1993-1998 Business Administration at the Universidad Externado de Colombia
  • 2007-2009 MBA in Small and Medium-sized Enterprise Development at the University of Leipzig (Germany)
  • 2014-to Date PhD Candidate, International Small Enterprise Promotion and Training (SEPT) Program, University of Leipzig

 

Professional Experience

  • Since 2013 Research Associate, University of Leipzig, Germany
  • Since 2012 Business Consultant, Conoscope GmbH, Leipzig, Germany
  • 2011-2012 Scientific Assistant, University of Leipzig, Germany
  • 2010-2011 Scientific Assistant, Chemnitz University of Technology, Germany
  • 2008-2010 Scientific Assistant, University of Leipzig, Germany
  • 2005-2007 Export Manager, World Trading Colombia, Bogotá D.C.
  • 1999-2005 Business Consultant, Chamber of Commerce of Bogota D.C.

 

Key Qualifications

  • Innovation Management
  • Environmental Sustainability
  • Ecosystem Services
  • Eco-technologies
  • Internationalization

 

Publications

  • 2012 - Innovation Culture. Suvelza, A. & Torres, O., In: Managing the Fuzzy Front-End of Innovation. Dornberger, U., Suvelza G., J. (eds.), 2012. intelligence 4 innovation/ International SEPT Program/ the Leipzig University, Leipzig.
  • 2012 - Target Costing for Services. Bernal, L., Dornberger, U. & Torres, O., In: Managing the Fuzzy Front-End of Innovation. Dornberger, U., Suvelza G., J. (eds.), 2012. intelligence 4 innovation/ International SEPT Program/ the Leipzig University, Leipzig.
  • 2011 - Evaluación en la implementación de innovaciones. Torres, O., In: Gestión de la Fase Temprana de la Innovación. Dornberger, U., Suvelza G., J. & Bernal, L. (eds.), 2011. DESCA/GIZ, El Salvador.
  • 2009 - Handbook Target Costing for Services (English and Spanish), L. Bernal, U. Dornberger, A. Suvelza, O. Torres & T. Byrnes, University of Leipzig.

Contact

Omar Torres Zarate

International SEPT Program
Leipzig University
Ritterstr. 9-13
04109 Leipzig
Germany

Tel:   +49-(0)341-9739765
Fax:  +49-(0)341-9739279
o.torres(at)uni-leipzig.de