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Saulo Barbosa, professor, strategy, organization



Professor of entrepreneurship for 12 years, researcher for 16 years, social entrepreneur at the age of 20, writer since childhood, curious since I was born...

I love learning and teaching, discovering human beings and nature, enrich my courses on new venture creation and social entrepreneurship, and help entrepreneurs who truly search for freedom.


2018-2019: Schumacher Certificate in Leadership and Facilitation (Schumacher College, UK)

2017-2018: HDR - Habilitation à Diriger des Recherches (University Grenoble Alpes, France)

2018: Coaching and PNL (Coach UL, Brésil)

2009: Harvard Participant-Centered Learning and Case Method (EEC, Netherlands)

2004-2008: PhD in Management (University of Grenoble II and University of São Paulo)

2003-2004: DEA - Diplôme d'Etudes Approfondies (University of Grenoble II, France)

1998-2002: B.A. Management (University of São Paulo, Brésil)


2009: Best Doctoral Dissertation in Entrepreneurship (FNEGE and French Academy of Entrepreneurship)

2008: Best Reviewer Award (Academy of Management - Entrepreneurship Division)

2007: Best Paper Award (IntEnt Conference)


2007-present: Professor and researcher at emlyon business school

2006-2007: Visiting Scholar at Miami University (US)

2004-2007: Research Fellow at University of Grenoble II (France)

2001-2002: Marketing Consultant (Brazil)

2001: Trainee in Human Resources (Brazil)

2000 : Founder of Cursinho FEA-USP, president of the Academic Center Visconde de Cairu (Brazil)

1999 : Treasurer of the Academic Center Visconde de Cairu (Brazil)

Scientific CommitteesTop

Associate Editor of M@n@gement

Associate Editor of Entreprendre & Innover


New venture creation

Social entrepreneurship

Decision making

Courses taughtTop

Social Entrepreneurship (HUMA13)

Entrepreneuriat Social (HUMA16)

Entrepreneurship: Principles & Practices (EMEPP)

Apprendre à Entreprendre

Summer Session in Entrepreneurship (SSENT)

Research InterestTop

  1. Entrepreneurship
  2. Decision making
  3. Motivation, Cognition, Emotions
  4. Social Change
  5. Social Entrepreneurship
  6. Human Development and Environment