Alain Balaguer Mercado
Research Student

Alain Balaguer Mercado


Alain is interested in the intersection between sustainable development and business. His research addresses the psychological factors that  influence decision making regarding Sustainability in Supply Chains. Before his postgraduate studies he was closely involved in the Family Business field, where he worked in several research and consulting projects. He has experience in corporate governance and managerial consulting in large and medium size family businesses in México.

He has a master's degree on Sustainability Science and Technology from the Polytechnic University of Catalonia (UPC) and  the Royal Institute of Technology (KTH). His bachelor's degree is in Mechanical Engineering from the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM).

Research Interests

  • Sustainable Development
  • Industrial Ecology
  • Enviromental Management
  • Sustainable Supply Chain Management 

Research Area

  • Construal Level Theory
  • Behavioural Operations Management 
  • Sustainable Supply Chain Management


Vergara, C., Arregui, I., Balaguer, A., Sandoval, C., & Gómez, T. et al. (2016). "Learning on the relationships between respiratory disease and the use of traditional stoves in Bangladesh households (Abstract)". In International Congress on Environmental Modelling. Toulouse: IEMSs.

Belausteguigoitia, I. & Balaguer, A. (2013). "Family and Non-Family Businesses in the Mexican Stock Exchange: Comparison of performance ratios from 2006 to 2012." In XVIII International Congress on Accounting, Administration and Informatics. Mexico, City: Accounting and Administration Faculty, UNAM.



Scientia Scholarship