Dr Paul Lassalle

Senior Lecturer

Hunter Centre for Entrepreneurship

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Personal statement

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. 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).

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Area of Expertise

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 interdisciplinary and collaborative projects, bridging to other disciplines such as Sociology, Geography, entrepreneurship and urban anthropology. My most recent fieldworks include:

  • Transnational returnee entrepreneurs in Poland (2018)
  • LGBTIQ* migrant entrepreneurs and their markets in European Cities (2017)
  • The role of support institutions on the development of the online Gambling entrepreneurial ecosystem in Malta (2016)
  • Approximating and mapping entrepreneurial superdiversity in Glasgow (2016)
  • Polish migrant entrepreneurs in Glasgow (Ph.D. thesis and further works)

Prize And Awards

Best Paper in the “Entrepreneurship in Minority Groups” Track at the 40th ISBE Conference 2017, Belfast
Recipient
8/11/2017
Best Paper in the “New venture creation track” at the 39th ISBE Conference 2016, Paris
Recipient
10/2016
Best Paper Award for academic rigour at the 2016 International Entrepreneurship Forum for "Assessing the Characteristics, Determinants and Spatial Variations of Internationalised New Ventures in the UK"
Recipient
2016
Best Paper in the “Entrepreneurship in Minority Groups” Track at the 37th ISBE Conference, Manchester
Recipient
11/2014

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Qualifications

Fellow of the Higher Education Academy

Research Supervisor Development Programme (Sheffield Hallam University)

                          

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Publications

Female entrepreneurship in the Caribbean : transformative prospects through digital technologies
Best Beverly Jacqueline, Lassalle Paul, Nicolopoulou Katerina
Academy of Management Proceedings Vol 2024 (2024)
https://doi.org/10.5465/amproc.2024.19046abstract
Transnational networks and mobilities of IT migrant entrepreneurs in a globalizing world
Yamamura Sakura, Lassalle Paul
Globalizations Vol 21, pp. 531-551 (2024)
https://doi.org/10.1080/14747731.2023.2275362
The Gender Index Overview for Scotland 2024
Shaw Eleanor, Sahasranamam Sreevas, Lall Saurabh, Mwaura Samuel, Ates Aylin, Lassalle Paul
(2024)
Scotland narrative
Shaw Eleanor, Sahasranamam Sreevas, Lall Saurabh, Mwaura Samuel, Ates Aylin, Lassalle Paul
The Gender Index Report 2024 Driving Positive Change through Data (2024) (2024)
Reflections and perspectives on accessing informal finance and social capital
Best Beverly J, Nicolopoulou Katerina, Lassalle Paul, Eze Henry, Mukasa Afsa
Emerald Emerging Markets Case Studies Vol 14 (2024)
https://doi.org/10.1108/EEMCS-01-2023-0011
Intersectional entrepreneurship : the burden of contextual embeddedness beyond the business
Yamamura Sakura, Lassalle Paul
International Journal of Entrepreneurial Behavior & Research (2024)
https://doi.org/10.1108/IJEBR-12-2022-1117

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Teaching

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
  • Social Entrepreneurship
  • Family Business
  • 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). 

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Research Interests

  • Diversity in entrepreneurship
  • Migrant and minority entrepreneurship
  • Contextualised view of entrepreneurship
  • Internationalising ventures
  • Entrepreneurial ecosystems
  • Entrepreneurial learning

I am a sociologist with interdisciplinary interests and experiences. My research focuses on diversity issues in entrepreneurship, including for entrepreneurship from migrant entrepreneurs, LGBTIQ* and ethnic minority entrepreneurs. I investigate the role of multiple contexts, including social and geographical contexts on entrepreneur’s experiences and activities. I have expertise in a variety of qualitative methods of inquiry to account for socio-spatial dynamics.

Trained in qualitative research methods at the Centre de Sociologie des Organisations at Sciences Po – CNRS (France), I have a strong experience of conducting qualitative research fieldworks in different industries and national contexts in order to deliver impactful research for policy-makers. I am engaged in interdisciplinary and collaborative projects, bridging to other disciplines such as Sociology, Geography, entrepreneurship and urban anthropology. My most recent fieldworks include:

  • Transnational returnee entrepreneurs in Poland (2018)
  • LGBTIQ* migrant entrepreneurs and their markets in European Cities (2017)
  • The role of support institutions on the development of the online Gambling entrepreneurial ecosystem in Malta (2016)
  • Approximating and mapping entrepreneurial superdiversity in Glasgow (2016)
  • Polish migrant entrepreneurs in Glasgow (Ph.D. thesis and further works)

Professional Activities

Developing collaboration and action between the Uzbek Forum for Human rights and Strathclyde University
Organiser
5/5/2023
What's next for human rights in Uzbekistan?
Organiser
3/5/2023
Engage with Strathclyde
Organiser
2/5/2023
Gender in Entrepreneurship: Diverse Avenues for Research
Speaker
18/10/2022
Global LGBT* & Bi+ Rights Panel Discussion
Chair
24/9/2021
AMR Paper Developmenet Workshop LAC region insights
Participant
2021

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Projects

Diversities of entrepreneurship: LGBTIQ* migrant entrepreneurs in Poland
Lassalle, Paul (Principal Investigator)
01-Jan-2022 - 31-Jan-2024
Migrant Entrepreneurship in Scotland
Mwaura, Samuel (Principal Investigator) Drakopoulou Dodd, Sarah (Co-investigator) Lassalle, Paul (Co-investigator) Levie, Jonathan (Co-investigator) Stoyanov, Stoyan (Co-investigator)
27-Jan-2018 - 30-Jan-2018
Ethnic Minority Enterprise in Scotland
Mwaura, Samuel (Principal Investigator) Carter, Sara (Co-investigator) Levie, Jonathan (Co-investigator) Stoyanov, Stoyan (Co-investigator) Lassalle, Paul (Research Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2017 - 30-Jan-2018

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Contact

Dr Paul Lassalle
Senior Lecturer
Hunter Centre for Entrepreneurship

Email: paul.lassalle@strath.ac.uk
Tel: 548 4345