Before entering the academic arena, Dr Flores worked for many years in the oil & gas industry as a reservoir engineer. Within academia, he is recognised as an outstanding teacher and an avid researcher. He has pioneered research on foreign location and global strategy and become a leader on the scholarship of global citizenship development within universities.
Currently he is studying a pivotal part of the Australian National Innovation System: accelerators and other training and seed funding organisations. He is currently working on research projects linked to global/international strategy (including global leadership/citizenship development), comparative entrepreneurship across national borders, technological evolution and the role of professional associations.
Dr Flores’ research interests are multiple and evolving but can be described as being at the intersection of cross-national and innovation processes. He is also an active practitioner and researcher of new methods to improve teaching effectiveness within universities.