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 for the University of Pennsylvania. He is a fulltime researcher for the Institute of Applied Mathematics and Systems (IIMAS), UNAM, since 1972. He is the founder of the Mathematical Modeling of Social Systems Department at IIMAS. Currently, he is involved in research in the science and technology, education and health social systems. In addition, he is specialized in development processes, participative strategic planning, quality of working life, total quality, and group dynamics associated to organizational change. He has developed and used extensively a tool of participative strategic planning named the Reflection and Design Conference. He has conducted research projects for UNESCO, OIT, and Mexican public agencies. He was the scientific research leader of the project “International Comparative Study on the Organization and Performance of Research Units” sponsored by UNESCO.
He belongs to ISA since 1986 and has been in the Board of RC23 since 1998. He has been President of RC23 since 2003, and has organized the corresponding ISA RC23 sessions in 2002, 2006, 2008 and 2010. In terms of administrative positions, he has been Head of Department and Academic Secretary at IIMAS.
Recent publications: New Responses to Globalization of Scientific Research” with J. C. Escalante, in: Perspectives in Global Development and Technology. Brill Academic Publishers 2007. “Research socially responsible: may we speak of a mode 3 knowledge production?”Electronic Journal of Communication Information & Innovation in Health. Rio de Janeiro, 2(1), 2008. “New Collaborative Forms of Doing Research” in The ISA Handbook in Contemporary Sociology. A. Dennis and D. Kalekin-Fishman, eds. SAGE 2009.
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