Dr Paul Lassalle

Lecturer

Hunter Centre for Entrepreneurship

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).

Expertise

Has expertise in:

    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)

Prizes 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)

                          

Publications

Trailing wives and constrained agency among women migrant entrepreneurs : an intersectional perspective
Lassalle Paul, Shaw Eleanor
Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice Vol 45, pp. 1496-1521 (2021)
https://doi.org/10.1177/1042258721990331
Exploring innovation in challenging contexts : the experiences of ethnic minority restaurant owners during COVID-19
Korede Tayo, Al Mamun Abdullah, Lassalle Paul, Giazitzoglu Andreas
International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Innovation (2021)
https://doi.org/10.1177/14657503211051219
Structuring the alternative weddings entrepreneurial field in France
Lassalle Paul, Shaw Eleanor
Pierre Bourdieu in Studies of Organization and Management Societal Change and Transforming Fields (2021) (2021)
https://doi.org/10.4324/9781003022510-14
Global Migration, Entrepreneurship and Society
Vershinina Natalia, Rodgers Peter, Xheneti Mirela, Brzozowski Jan, Lassalle Paul
Contemporary Issues in Entrepreneurship Research Contemporary Issues in Entrepreneurship Research, Vol 13 (2021)
Notions and practices of differences : an epilogue on the diversity of entrepreneurship & migration
Yamamura Sakura, Lassalle Paul
Contemporary Issues in Entrepreneurship Research Contemporary Issues in Entrepreneurship Research (2021) (2021)
https://doi.org/10.1108/S2040-724620210000013010
Global migration, entrepreneurship and society : setting the new research agenda
Vershinina Natalia, Rodgers Peter, Xheneti Mirela, Brzozowski Jan, Lassalle Paul
Global Migration, Entrepreneurship and Society (2021) (2021)
https://doi.org/10.1108/S2040-724620210000013001

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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). 

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

Global LGBT* & Bi+ Rights Panel Discussion
Chair
24/9/2021
Ludilab (External organisation)
Advisor
2021
Business et inclusivité (Consultancy: Belgium and France)
Consultant
2021
The diversities of entrepreneurship
Speaker
2021
The Intersection of Entrepreneurial Identity and Ethnic Identity: An Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis of Black African Migrant Entrepreneurs in the UK (PhD Thesis: Olutayo Korede)
Examiner
2020
Family Business Diversification Strategies Advisory Role (Japan)
Advisor
2019

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Projects

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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Address

Hunter Centre for Entrepreneurship
Stenhouse Wing

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