1. mgarciam's picture   Mónica García Melón Doctora Ingeniera Industrial
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I am a Professor at the UPV and I have been teaching at the UPV School of Industrial Engineering since 1998. I am a senior researcher at the INGENIO research institute (CSIC-UPV).
My main line of research focuses on the application of the Analytic Hierarchy Process (AHP) and Analytic Network Process (ANP) methodologies to create indicators that help evaluation and decision-making in participatory processes. Within this field of research, my two main lines of work are: (i) Participatory Decision Making, (ii) Application of Multi-Criteria Models to assess social responsibility and environmental sustainability of policies and organisations.
I lead a research group, I have promoted a consolidated line of work that has generated an important scientific production in high quality journals, obtained several research and knowledge transfer projects with public and private funding and consolidated the scientific career of several researchers. I would like to highlight that I am currently the most cited European author in the field of Analytic Network Process (noticia)(publ) I have currently consolidated three research periods. Since 2011, I have carried out a total of 4 teaching internships, 2 research internships, at the University of Cassino (IT) (2013) and at Fraunhoffer ISI, Karlsruhe, (D) (2021) and several faculty mobility actions in the USA, Italy and Germany.
The main contributions and the most relevant merits of my CV associated with the proposed project are presented below.

1. Most relevant scientific contributions:
I have been the Principal Investigator of 3 R&D projects funded by the Ministry of Science, 1 European project (PI of the Spanish group), 2 projects of the Generalitat Valenciana (GV) and 3 of the UPV. The total funding obtained with these 9 projects has been 272,098 EUR.
Four of them are closely linked to the project presented here, 3 of them dedicated to obtaining indicators to monitor science policies from the Responsible Research and I nnovation perspective at European level (Super-MoRRI, 2018-2022), at national level (INPERRI, 2016-2020) and at regional level (RRICVAL, 2017-2019), and the fourth (INVISIBLES 2021-2024) dedicated to obtaining indicators to analyse the visibility of women in scientific events.
Others have been used to help decision-makers at different levels of public administrations to make strategic decisions involving multiple stakeholders: planning of activities for the development of a city (4), for the development of tourism in a region (3), for the shipbuilding industry (1), for the food industry (1), for the strategic planning of a university (3).
As a result of the research carried out, I have published 42 scientific publications in indexed journals to date. Four of them occupy the first, third, fifth and fifth position in their field respectively, with a total of 710 accumulated citations (WoS). I have an H=17 index.
2. Contributions to society:
I would like to highlight as a collaboration activity with the private sector an agreement that arose because of the research project on asset and real estate valuation models of which I was the PI. This agreement was signed with the company Tasaciones Bienes Mediterraneo S.A. and we developed a methodology for optimising market studies and an effective price orientation system based on the AHP that is still in use today.
In the field of Social Responsibility, which is the subject of this project, I have led a consultancy work for the DG for Innovation of the Generalitat Valenciana Towards a model of responsible innovation in the Valencian Community which presents an analysis of how the concept of IR can contribute to the RIS3 incorporating dimensions of social development or environmental protection. The goal is to propose lines of action to guide the GV's innovation policies and to be included in its new smart specialisation policy, which is currently being designed. I have also led a study with REDIT (2021), the network of Technological Institutes of the CV, RRI in the technological institutes of the CV, which concludes the need to include responsible practices in their innovation activities towards the productive sectors for which they work. Finally, in 2021 several members of the research team and myself as PI have signed an agreement with the Ministry of Education of Argentina through the Banco Iberoamericano del Desarrollo, for Business Innovation Consultancy Services, to develop during 2022 and 2023 a training programme in responsible business innovation for 100 young entrepreneurs.
The total funding obtained as PI from contracts and agreements to date has been 315.538 EUR.
3. Contributions to the training of young researchers:
I have supervised 9 doctoral theses already completed and 5 in progress. Of all these PhD students who have been trained within our research group, I would like to highlight that we currently have: 1 Juan de la Cierva postdoc contract, 2 Margarita Salas postdoc contracts (with postings in Pittsburgh and Berlin), 1 contract at IBV as R&D director (technology centre), 2 AYUD lecturers at the UV, 3 lecturers at foreign universities, 1 at Environmental Working Group at the DGXII UE. Of all the theses I would like to highlight one I am currently supervising, Exploring the role of key actors in collaborative knowledge networks, whose doctoral student has obtained a Marie Curie grant to carry it out.
I have been an ANECA evaluator for the ACADEMIA programme during the years 2010-2015.


C.1. Publications
García-Melón, Mónica, Gómez-Navarro, T., Gonzalez-Urango, H., & Corona-Sobrino, C. (2022). Adapting RRI Public Engagement indicators to the Spanish scientific and innovation context. A participatory methodology based on AHP and Content Analysis. Central European Journal of Operations Research.
González-Urango, H., Mu, E., Garcia-Melon, M., Stakeholders engagement and ANP best practices in sustainable territorial and urban strategic planning, (2022), In: Doumpos M,. Ferreira F.A.F., Zopounidis, C. (eds) Multiple Criteria Decision Making for Sustainable Development, pp. 93-130, Springer, Cham.
Corona-Sobrino, C., García-Melón, M., Poveda-Bautista, R., & González-Urango, H. (2020). Closing the gender gap at academic conferences: A tool for monitoring and assessing academic events. PLoS ONE, 15(12 December), 1–23.
Monsonís-Payá, I., Gómez-Navarro, T., & García-Melón, M. (2020). Anticipating Environmental Burdens in Research and Innovation Projects—Application to the Case of Active and Healthy Ageing. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 17(10), 3600.
Gonzalez-Urango, H., & García-Melón, M. (2018). Stakeholder engagement to evaluate tourist development plans with a sustainable approach. Sustainable Development, 26(6), 800–811.
Otero-Hermida, P., & García-Melón, M. (2018). Gender equality indicators for research and innovation from a responsible perspective: The case of Spain. Sustainability (Switzerland), 10(9).
Monsonís-Paya, I., Lozano J.F., Garcia-Melon, M., (2018) Definición y evaluación de la investigación e innovación responsable en Horizon 2020. Una perspectiva crítica., Juicio moral y democracia. Retos de la ética y la filosofía política. (ISBN 978-84-9045-661-3)
Gomez-Navarro, T., García-Melón, M., Guijarro, F., & Preuss, M. (2017). Methodology to assess the market value of companies according to their financial and social responsibility aspects: an AHP approach. Journal of the Operational Research Society2, 1–12.
Aragonés-Beltrán, P., García-Melón, M., & Montesinos-Valera, J. (2017). How to assess stakeholders’ influence in project management? A proposal based on the Analytic Network Process. International Journal of Project Management, 35(3).
García-Melón, Mónica; J.L.Romero-Gelvez. (2016) influence analysis in consensus search - a multi criteria group decision making aproach in environmental management. International Journal of Information Technology & Decision Making, 4 (15), 791 - 813.
García-Melón, Mónica; Blanca Pérez-Gladish; Gómez-Navarro, Tomás; Paz Méndez Rodriguez. (2016) Assessing mutual funds' corporate social responsibility. A multistakeholder-AHP based methodology. Annals of Operations Research, 2 (244), 475 - 503. 1
García-Melón, M., Poveda-Bautista, R., & Del Valle M., J. L. (2015). Using the strategic relative alignment index for the selection of portfolio projects application to a public Venezuelan Power Corporation. International Journal of Production Economics, 170.
Peris, J., García-Melón, M., Gómez-Navarro, T., & Calabuig, C. (2013). Prioritizing local agenda 21 programmes using ANP: A spanish case study. Sustainable Development, 21(5).
C.2. Congress
Corona-Sobrino, Carmen; García-Melón, Mónica; Gonzalez-Urango, Hannia; Poveda Bautista, Rocio (2021). Women’s Visibility In Scientific And Political Events: Is There a Gender Gap?. EN 15th ESA Conference (ESA 2021). Online
Gonzalez-Urango, Hannia; García-Melón, Mónica (2019). The Analytic Network Process as a Planning Tool for Sustainable Development. EN 25th International Conference on Multiple Criteria Decision Making (MCDM 2019). (84 - 85). Istanbul, Turkey.
García-Melón, Mónica; Gonzalez-Urango, Hannia; Perez-Gladish, Blanca Maria (2019). Indicators for monitoring responsible research and innovation in Spain; the case of Science Education. 25th International Conference on MCDM (MCDM 2019). (72-73). Istanbul, Turkey.
Monsonís-Payá, Irene; García-Melón, Mónica; Lozano, J. Félix (2018). Strategies to develop indicators of public engagement for responsible research and innovation in Spain. EN International Symposium on the Analytic Hierarchy Process (ISAHP 2018). Hong Kong: Creat Decision Foundation
Monsonís-Payá, Irene; García-Melón, Mónica; Razola-García, P. (2018). Discussing at national level the proposed sets of indicators for monitoring responsible research and innovation in Europe Technology Transfer Society Annual Conference 2018. Valencia, Spain.
Gonzalez-Urango, Hannia; García-Melón, Mónica (2017). A Combined Social Network Analysis - Analytic Network Process Approach to Evaluate Sustainable Tourist Strategies. EN 14th International Symposium on Operations Research (SOR 2017). (529 - 534). Bled, Slovenia: Slovenian Society INFORMATIKA (SDI), Section for Operational Research
C.3. Research projects
García-Melón, Mónica (P.I.); Poveda Bautista, Rocio (I.P.); Poveda Bautista, Rocio; Jiménez-Sáez, Fernando. Indicadores para monitorizar y promover la visibilidad de las mujeres en la ciencia (INVISIBLES) (AICO/2021/133). (01/01/21 - 01/01/24). GENERALITAT VALENCIANA
García-Melón, Mónica (P.I.); Richard Woolley; Monsonís-Payá, Irene; Molas-Gallart, Jordi; I Rafols; Otero-Hermida, P. Scientific Understanding and Provision of an Enhanced and Robust Monitoring system for RRI, SUPER_MoRRI (H2020-SWAFS/0467-Grant-agreement nº 824671). (01/01/19 - 31/12/23).
Pedro Marques (P.I); García-Melón, Mónica; Consoli, Davide; Deste Cukierman, Pablo. Policies for Smart Specialisation (Grant agreement nº 860887). (01/12/19 - 30/11/23). European Project FP8.
García-Melón, Mónica (P.I.); Gómez-Navarro, Tomás; Miralles Insa, Cristóbal Javier; Jiménez-Sáez, Fernando. Indicadores para Impulsar el Diseño de Una Politica Cientifica e Innovadora en la Comunidad Valenciana. (AICO/2018/270). (01/01/18 - 01/01/20). GENERALITAT VALENCIANA.
García-Melón, Mónica (P.I.); Jiménez-Sáez, Fernando (I.P.); Gómez-Navarro, Tomás; Lozano, J. Félix; Gonzalez-Urango, Hannia; Jiménez-Sáez, Fernando. Propuesta de Indicadores para Impulsar el Diseño de Una Politica Orientada al Desarrollo de Investigacion e Innovacion Responsable en España (CSO2016-76828-R). (30/12/16 - 30/12/20). AGENCIA ESTATAL DE INVESTIGACION.
García-Melón, Mónica (P.I.); Gómez-Navarro, Tomás; Lozano, J. Félix; Otero-Hermida, Paula. Alianzas Corresponsables por la Igualdad de Genero. Caso de Aplicacion a la Republica Dominicana.. (21/11/16 - 21/11/18). UNIVERSIDAD POLITECNICA DE VALENCIA.
C.4. Contracts, technological or transfer merits
García-Melón, Mónica (P.I.); Marques, Pedro. Servicio de asistencia y asesoramiento para el establecimiento de indicadores de innovación e investigación responsables. (CPV 73110000-6). (17/05/21 - 30/09/21). CONSELLERIA DE INNOVACIÓN, UNIVERSIDADES, CIENCIA Y SOCIEDAD DIGITAL, GENERALITAT VALENCIANA.15.000 EUR
García-Melón, Mónica (P.I.). RRI en los Institutos Tecnológicos de la CV (27/04/21 - 27/10/21). RED DE INSTITUTOS TECNOLOGICOS DE LA COMUNIDAD VALENCIANA. 35.000 EUR
García-Melón, Mónica (P.I.); Poveda Bautista, Rocio; Corona-Sobrino, Carmen; Gonzalez-Urango, Hannia. Monitoring and Assessment of Gender Gap in Events (OR2019-60221). (01/09/19 - 01/12/21). OPEN SOCIETY INITIATIVE FOR EUROPE. 81.100 EUR
García-Melón, Mónica (P.I.), Arroyo-Vazquez, M., Jiménez-Saez, F., Poveda-Bautista, R., Servicios de Consultoría en Innovación Empresarial, BANCO IBERAMERICANO DEL DESARROLLO, Ministerio de Educación de Argentina (01/01/2022 – 31/12/2023) 83.800 EUR
García-Melón, Mónica (P.I.); Poveda Bautista, Rocio; Perruchas, Francois Denis Xavier; Belda-Miquel, Sergio. Sistema de Recomendación en Tiempo Real Basado en el Contexto para Asistir a la Toma de Decisiones de Personas en Movilidad (RTC-2016-4951-6). (01/09/16 - 01/01/19). AGENCIA ESTATAL DE INVESTIGACION.RETOS COLABORACIÓN. 91.900 EUR

Adela García-Aracil (IP), Poveda Bautista, R., García Melón, M., Papel de la Mujer en la Enseñanza y Formación Técnico-Profesional” (EFTP). Financiado por SENA, OEI, CAF. Duración desde 01/01/2021 hasta 31/12/2022. 38.000€.


  1. Gossart
    cf. GS page,
    Vol: - pags 1 - 1
  2. Marta Maicas Pérz, Alejandra Boni Aristizabal, Álvaro Fernández-Baldor Martínez
    Revista Prisma Social,
    Vol: - pags 307 - 330
  3. Mistral Van Oudenhove * , María Martínez-Mena, María Almagro , Elvira Díaz-Pereira , Efraín Carrillo, Joris de Vente , Cristina Fernández-Soler , Raquel Luján-Soto and Carolina Boix-Fayos
    Biology and Life Sciences Forum,
    Vol: 30 - pags 1 - 7
  4. I. Aparisi-Cerdá, D. Ribó-Pérez, J. Gomar-Pascual, J. Pineda-Soler, R. Poveda-Bautista, M. García-Melón
    Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews,
    Vol: 189 - pags 1 - 13
  5. Cristina Fernández-Soler, Noelia Garcia-Franco, María Almagro, Elvira Díaz-Pereira , Raquel Luján, Eloísa García, María Martínez-Mena
    Soil Use and management,
    Vol: - pags 1 - 21


  1. Itziar Castelló, David Barberá-Tomás, Eero Vaara
    Journal of Business Venturing,
    Vol: 38 - pags 106 302 -
  2. Raúl Tabarés; Alejandra Boni
    International Journal of Technology and Design Education,
    Vol: - pags 1 - 20
  3. Marques, P., Morgan, K.
    Handbook of Industrial Development ,
    Vol: - pags 200 - 219
  4. Anderson, C., Pimbert, M., Binimelis, R., Rivera-Ferre, M.G.
    Springer Book
  5. Alejandra Boni, Diana Velasco, Jordi Molas-Gallart, Johan Schot
    Research Evaluation,
    Vol: - pags 1 - 14
  6. Pablo F. Méndez, Floriane Clement, Guillermo Palau-Salvador, Ricardo Diaz-Delgado, Sergio Villamayor-Tomas
    Sustainability Science,
    Vol: - pags 303 - 321
  7. Ana G. Ramirez‑Santos, Federica Ravera, Marta G. Rivera‑Ferre, Mar Calvet‑Nogués
    Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine,
    Vol: 19 - pags 1 - 19
  8. Marques, P., Morgan, K.
    Territorial Innovation in Less Developed Regions: Governance, Technologies, and Sustainability,
    Vol: - pags 199 - 214
  9. Marie Gruber, Thomas Crispeels, Pablo D’Este
    Vol: - pags 1 - 32
  10. Joaquín M. Azagra-Caro; Alejandra Boni
    Tapuya: Latin American Science, Technology and Society,
    Vol: - pags 1 - 18
  11. Sihan Li, Yongli Li, Chao Liu, Ningyuan Fan
    Journal of Travel Research,
    Vol: 1 - pags 1 - 10
  12. Marie Gruber, Thomas Crispeels, Pablo D’Este
    Vol: 61 - pags 521 - 552
  13. Rachel Bezner Kerr, Julio C Postigo, Pete Smith, Annette Cowie, Pramod K Singh, Marta Rivera-Ferre, Maria Cristina Tirado-von der Pahlen, Donovan Campbell, Henry Neufeldt
    Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability,
    Vol: 62 - pags 101 275 -
  14. Amparo Baviera-Puig, Mónica García-Melón, Isabel López-Cortés, María Dolores Ortolá
    Cogent Food and Agriculture,
    Vol: 9 - pags 1 - 23
  15. E. Güell, C. Benito-Amat, J. Molas-Gallart
    Mental Health & Prevention,
    Vol: 0 - pags 1 - 19
  16. Yinglong Qiu, Rosa Isusi-Fagoaga, Adela García-Aracil
    Computers and Education: Artificial Intelligence,
    Vol: 5 - pags 1 -
  17. Irene Ramos-Vielba, Pablo D’Este
    Studies in Higher Education,
    Vol: - pags 1 - 12
  18. Ruth M-Domènech y Clara Furió-Vico
    Primas Social,
    Vol: 43 - pags 58 - 79
  19. Pablo Villalobos Mateluna, Salim Chalela, Alejandra Boni
    Revista Iberoamericana de Ciencia, Tecnología y Sociedad,
    Vol: 18 - pags 171 - 197
  20. Adela García-Aracil, Rosa Isusi-Fagoaga, Isidora Navarro-Milla
    Research in Comparative and International Education,
    Vol: 18 - pags 104 - 122


  1.   Exploring resource seeking in a scientific collaboration network and its effect on scientists' knowledge creation
    Karine Revet, Isabel Maria Bodas-Freitas, Barthélemy Chollet, Pablo D'Este
  2.   The steady effect of knowledge co-creation with universities on business scientific impact throughout the economic cycle
    Ana María Gómez-Aguayo, Joaquín M. Azagra-Caro, Carlos Benito-Amat
  3.   Research impact seen from the user side
    Jordi Molas-Gallart, Richard Woolley
  4.   Características psicológicas del personal investigador español
    Azagra Caro, J. M., Planells Aleixandre, E., Izquierdo Sánchez, B., & Moreno Cabezudo, J. A.
  5.   Personality and affects: Researchers with emotional intelligence
    Laura Hernando-Jorge, Joaquín M. Azagra-Caro, Ana M. Tur Porcar
  6.   Academic artists' engagement and commercialisation
    Joaquín M. Azagra-Caro, Carlos Benito-Amat, Ester Planells-Aleixandre
  7.   From emotion to motivation: the role of social support for researchers
    Ana Tur-Porcar, Andrés Salas-Vallina, Joaquín M. Azagra-Caro
  8.   Blue uncertainty: Warding off systemic risks in the Anthropocene - Lessons from COVID-19
    Pablo F. Méndez
  9.   New industrial policy and the role of executive agencies at the subnational level
    Pedro Marques
  10.   Exporting but still poor: the challenges of regional development in regions with mature industries
    Pedro Marques, David Barberá-Tomás
  11.   Indicadores de Participación Ciudadana desde una perspectiva de responsabilidad en la ciencia y la innovación: el caso español
    Mónica García-Melón, Hannia González-Urango
  12.   Fiction Lagging Behind Or Non-Fiction Defending The Indefensible? University-Industry (et al.) Interaction In Science Fiction
    Joaquín M. Azagra-Caro, Laura González-Salmerón, Pedro Marques
  13.   Indicadores de género desde una perspectiva de responsabilidad social en la ciencia y la innovación: el caso español.
    Paula Otero-Hermida
  14.   Innovation from science: the role of network content and legitimacy ties
    Pablo D’Este, Óscar Llopis, Maureen Mc Kelvey, Alfredo Yegros
  15.   Connections matter: the influence of network sparseness, network diversity and a tertius iungens orientation on innovation
    Óscar Llopis, Pablo D’Este, Adrián A. Díaz-Faes
  16.   Research & Innovation in Spain 2016
    Ana Fernández-Zubieta, Irene Ramos-Vielba
  17.   From brawn to brains: manufacturing-KIBS interdependency
    Dioni Elche, Davide Consoli, Mabel Sánchez-Barrioluengo
  18.   A Functional Review of Literature on Research Careers
    Richard Woolley, Carolina Cañibano, Jakob Tesch
  19.   Exploring connections between social innovation, grassroots processes and human development: an analysis of alternative food networks in the city of Valencia (Spain)
    Victoria Pellicer Sifres, Sergio Belda Miquel, Aurora López Fogués, Alejandra Boni Aristizábal
  20.   Challenging traditional logics of energy planning: a Capability Approach analysis of a Grassroots Innovation in the Ecuadorian Amazon
    María Ten Palomares
  21.   Regional Human Capital and University Orientation: A case study on Spain
    Mabel Sánchez-Barrioluengo, Davide Consoli
  22.   ‘Shaken, but not stirred’: six decades defining social innovation
    Mónica Edwards-Schachter, Matthew L. Wallace
  23.   Who do you care about? Scientists’ personality traits and perceived beneficiary impact
    Óscar Llopis, Joaquín M. Azagra-Caro
  24.   The impact of one of the most highly cited university patents: formalisation and localization
    Joaquín M. Azagra-Caro, David Barberá-Tomás, Mónica Edwards-Schachter
  25.   A Taxonomy of Multi-Industry Labour Force Skills
    Davide Consoli, Francesco Rentocchini
  26.   Agglomerations and firm performance: how does it work, who benefits and how much?
    Jose-Luis Hervas-Oliver, Francisca Sempere-Ripoll
  27.   Resolving tensions of research utilization: The value of a usability-based approach
    Paul Benneworth, Julia Olmos-Peñuela
  28.   Clusters and industrial districts: where is the literature going? Identifying emerging sub-fields of research
    Jose Luis Hervas Oliver, Gregorio Gonzalez and Pedro Caja
  29.   Explaining researchers’ readiness to incorporate external stimuli in their research agendas
    Julia Olmos Peñuela, Paul Benneworth, Elena Castro-Martínez
  30.   Acceso al conocimiento público universitario en España: patrones geográficos - Access to universities’ public knowledge in Spain: geographical patterns
    Joaquín M. Azagra-Caro



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