Projects per year
I am Paul Lassalle and I joined the Hunter Centre for Entrepreneurship as a lecturer in 2017. Previously, I held research and teaching positions at Sheffield Business School, University of Glasgow and University of the West of Scotland, where I gained my Ph.D in Migration and Entrepreneurship. I also currently hold a visiting position at SKEMA Business School (France).
Prior to undertaking my doctorate work in Scotland, I completed an MRes at the Centre de Sociologie des Organisations (Sciences Po- CNRS) and an MA in Political Science at Sciences Po Paris (France).
I am a member of the Institute of Small Business and Entrepreneurship (ISBE), the Regional Studies Association (RSA), the Industrial Marketing and Purchasing (IMP) Group and the American Association of Geographers (AAG), where I regularly attend and present my research work.
Finally, I am engaged in interdisciplinary and international collaborative research projects with colleagues from other universities (e.g. University of Kiel, Germany, Poznań University of Economics and Business)
- Migrant and Minority Entrepreneurship
- Contextualised entrepreneurship
- Internationalising ventures
- Entrepreneurial Ecosystems
- Opportunity creation
- Diversity in Entrepreneurship
My recent research activities are concerned with the development of contextual approaches for understanding the entrepreneurial action within the structures in which they are embedded and operate. I am focussing on the developments of the entrepreneurial ecosystem concept from a multi-levelled and multi-layered processual perspective that explicitly links learning processes, opportunity creation and embeddedness in different networks with entrepreneurial action. I am especially interested in exploring the role played by entrepreneurial ecosystem on international entrepreneurship activities in migration and diversity contexts.
Expertise & Capabilities
Trained in qualitative research methods at the Centre de Sociologie des Organisations at Sciences Po – CNRS (France), I have an experience of conducting research fieldworks in different industries and national contexts in order to deliver impactful research for policy-makers. I am engaged in multi-disciplinary and collaborative projects, bridging to other disciplines such as International Business, Geography and Sociology. My most recent fieldworks include:
- The role of support institutions on the development of the online Gambling entrepreneurial ecosystem in Malta (2016)
- Approximating and mapping ethnic entrepreneurship diversity in Glasgow (2016)
- Polish migrant entrepreneurs in Glasgow (Ph.D. thesis)
I have an experience of teaching undergraduates and postgraduates programmes in a variety of different disciplines such as Entrepreneurship, International Business and Social Sciences.
My current teaching include:
- International Entrepreneurship
- Internationalisation and Growth
- Research Methods
I am a fellow of the Higher Education Academy since 2013 and I am interested in developing new collaborative approaches to teaching (including international collaborative teaching projects, e.g. with the University of Kiel, Germany).
Academic / Professional qualifications
Fellow of the Higher Education Academy
Research Supervisor Development Programme (Sheffield Hallam University)
Doctor of Philosophy, University of West of Scotland
… → 2015
Master of Research, Centre de Sociologie des Organisations (Sciences Po - CNRS)
… → 2006
Master of Social Science, Sciences Po Paris
… → 2006
Visiting Professor, SKEMA Business School
External Examiner, University of Gloucestershire
Research Output per year
Approximating entrepreneurial superdiversity: reconceptualizing the superdiversity debate in ethnic minority entrepreneurshipYamamura, S. & Lassalle, P., 27 Aug 2019, In : Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies. 22 p.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article
Approximating entrepreneurial superdiversity: reconceptualizing the superdiversity debate in ethnic minority entrepreneurshipYamamura, S. & Lassalle, P., 31 Mar 2019, 28 p. (Max Planck Institute for the Study of Religious and Ethnic Diversity Working Paper; no. WP 19-02).
Research output: Working paper
Best Paper in the “Entrepreneurship in Minority Groups” Track at the 40th ISBE Conference 2017, Belfast
Paul Lassalle (Recipient) & Sakura Yamamura (Recipient), 8 Nov 2017
Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)