Executive Committee 2010-2014
Members of the Executive Committee
Jaime Jiménez

He has a degree in Physics from the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) and a PhD in Social Systems Sciences from the University of Pennsylvania. He is a professor at the Institute of Applied Mathematics and Systems at UNAM, since 1972. He is the founder of the Mathematical Modeling of Social Systems Department at IIMAS. He is involved in research in the science, technology, and innovation; education; and health systems. In addition, he is specialized in community development, participative strategic planning, organizational design, and group dynamics associated to organizational change. He has conducted research projects for UNESCO, ILO, and Mexican public agencies CONACYT, Education Ministry, CONAFE. He was the scientific research leader of the project “International Comparative Study on the Organization and Performance of Research Units (ICSOPRU), sponsored by UNESCO, involving 12 countries. Currently he is engaged in a comparative project on Alternative ways of learning and research, which will involve Latin American and East European countries.

He is in the Editorial Board of Science and Technology Studies (Finland), Sociology of Science & Technology (Russia), Sociología y Tecnociencia, (Spain), International Sociology, Administración y Organizaciones (Mexico), Colección Educación y Sociedad: Siglo XXI, Mexico. He received the award for The Contribution in History, Science and Technology, from the Russian Academy of Sciences, 2012.

ISA involvement

He belongs to ISA since 1986 and has been in the Board of RC23: Sociology of Science and Technology since 1998. He was President of RC23 from 2003 to 2010, and has organized the corresponding RC23 sessions for the ISA World Congresses of Sociology in 2002, 2006, and 2010, also at the 1st ISA Forum, 2008. He currently is RC23 Board member.

Recent publications

“Organizaciones Débilmente Acopladas: ¿Funcionan? J. Jiménez et al. Ciencias administrativas. Teoría y praxis, 6(1), 2010.

 “Mobility or brain drain? The case of Mexican scientists”. J. Jiménez et al. Sociology of Science and Technology. The Russian Academy of Sciences. 1(1), 2010

“How Third World Countries Can Take Advantage of Globalization - A Mexican Experience in Learning and Research”. In Globalization and Responsibility, Zlatan Delic (Ed.), InTech, 2012.

“S&T Policy in Latin America and the Emerging of New Paradigms”. "A Successful Educational Experience Immersed in a Hostile Environment" J. Jiménez et al. Proceedings of the International Technology, Education and Development Conference (INTED2013). Valencia, Spain, 4th-6th of March, 201
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