A very hands-on attitude towards business and industry is what distinguishes the philosophy of Ángel Díaz Matalobos, whether that’s applied to his teaching, writing or research. “I believe that in the business we have to be practical,” he says. “You need a conceptual framework, but this framework has to work in the real world.”
Time spent working in industry and the private sector — including experience as a maintenance manager for a water supply system, consulting in the oil, steel and aluminum industries as well as a stint with the Venezuelan metro system — gave Professor Díaz many of his insights into the implementation of operations, logistics, and information technology.
His views on operations management, logistics, and information technology systems, have been aired in more than 40 publications among them the International Journal of Logistics and the European Journal of Operations Research as well as in his three books.