Saulo Barbosa



  • EMLYON Business School



EMLYON Business School

Strategy and Organization


2008 Doctoral Program in Management - University of Grenoble II, France et University of São Paulo, Brazil

  • Dissertation : "Risk Perception and the Decision to start a new business."

  • Jury : Alain Fayolle (Chair), Jean-Claude Castagnos, Frédéric Delmar, Jacques Marcovitch (Co-Chair), Karim Messeghem et Thierry Verstraete

2004 DEA - University of Grenoble II, France

  • Thesis : "Applying the Dynamic Capabilities Approach to Neworks of Venture Creation: The Case of Start-Ups in Biotechnology."

  • Jury : Alain Fayolle (Co-Director), Valérie Chanal (Co-Director)

2002 BA - in Management - University of São Paulo, Brazil



  • Since 2010 Associate Professor - EMLYON Business School, Ecully, France
  • 2009 - 2010 Assistant professor - EMLYON Business School, Ecully, France
  • 2007 - 2009 Associate Researcher - EMLYON Business School, Ecully, France
  • 2004 - 2007 Research Fellow - Université de Grenoble II, France
  • August - December 2006 and June - August 2007 Visiting Research Scholar - Miami University, USA
  • July 2006 Visiting Research Scholar - Simmons College, Boston, USA



  • 2012 4th Latin American and European Meeting on Organization Studies, Sub-theme: "Communities and Entrepreneurship: Local Processes of Innovation and Contest."

  • 2007 Academy of Management Annual Meeting, Professional Development Workshop: "Teaching Across the Curriculum: A Cross-Disciplinary and Cross-Level Perspective."

  • Member : Academy of Management

  • Reviewer : Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management, Journal of Business Venturing, Journal of Small Business and Enterprise Development, Journal of Small Business Management, Organization Studies, Revue de l’Entrepreneuriat, Revue Internationale PME, Small Business Economics.


At EMLYON Business School

Courses designed and taught:

  • Entrepreneurial Risk and Decision Making

  • Family Business

  • New Venture Creation Basics

  • Social Entrepreneurship

  • Summer Session in Entrepreneurship

  • Walking the Path of Human Development

Courses taught

  • Business Strategy Game

  • Corporate Social Responsibility

  • Venture Creation Project

Punctual interventions in Entrepreneurship (PhD)
At Miami University (Fall 2006)

Teaching Assistant

  • Entrepreneurship: New Ventures (undergraduate)

Guest Speaker:

  • Introduction to Entrepreneurship (undergraduate)

  • Social Entrepreneurship (undergraduate)


  • July 2001 - December 2002 Trainee in Marketing - FIA-USP
  • January - July 2001 Trainee in Human Resources - FIA-USP
  • 2000 - 2003 Founder, coordinator and instructor - Cursinho FEA-USP (preparatory school for poor students willing to enter the University)
  • 1999 - 2000 President - « Visconde de Cairu » Academic Center
  • 1998 - 1999 Treasurer - « Visconde de Cairu » Academic Center
  • March - May 1998 Trainee in Human Resources - FIPE


Saulo is currently teaching the following courses in the MSc in Management:

  • New Venture Creation Basics
  • Social Entrepreneurship
  • Walking the Path of Human Development (new course in the PFA Manager Autrement)
  • In addition, he teaches the Summer Session in Entrepreneurship (SSENT) for foreign students in an exchange program at EMLYON Business School.


  • Entrepreneurship
  • Decision making
  • Motivation, Cognition, Emotions
  • Social Change
  • Social Entrepreneurship
  • Human Development and Environment



‑ Fayolle, Alain, Barbosa, Saulo. 2014. Handbook of Research on Entrepreneurship: What We Know and What We Need to Know. CheltenhamNorthampton: Edward Elgar IX-433 p.

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