Dr Leandro Sepulveda Ramirez


Dr Leandro Sepulveda Ramirez
NameDr Leandro Sepulveda Ramirez
Job titleAssociate Professor in Socioeconomic Development
Research institute
Primary appointmentCentre for Enterprise, Environment and Development Research
Email addressl.sepulveda@mdx.ac.uk
ORCIDhttps://orcid.org/0000-0003-1863-010X
Contact categoryResearcher

Biography

Biography

Dr Leandro Sepulveda is an Associate Professor at the Centre for Enterprise and Economic Development Research (CEEDR), Middlesex University Business School. He has nearly twenty years’ experience on research specialising in enterprise, entrepreneurship and social and economic development. His current research interests include enterprise and entrepreneurship among migrants and ethnic minorities; social enterprise support programmes; population diversity and economic development, and small business development and policy in developed and developing countries. His work in the UK and Europe has been commissioned by public agencies including the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (former BIS), the Office for Civil Society (OCS), research councils such as the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC), non-profit organisations such as the School for Social Entrepreneurs and Innovation Exchange which provide ‘start-up’ and ‘scale-up’ support for entrepreneurs. Leandro worked in Latin America as an external consultant for the United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC-UN) and Senior Researcher at the National University of General Sarmiento (UNGS - Institute of Industries) in Argentina, and is currently leading on a project funded by the European Commission (H2020-MSCA-RISE) comprising nine universities in Latin America (Argentina, Brazil, Chile and Uruguay) and ten across Europe (Finland, France, Italy, Spain, UK). Overall the research projects which Leandro has lead and/or been involved in are committed to supporting and promoting equality and diversity in research particularly in relation to sensitive variables such as gender, nationality, age, ethnicity, religion and culture as well as socio-economic background. Leandro is a native Spanish speaker and he also has a good working knowledge of Portuguese.

Teaching

MGT3180 – Enterprise and Small Business

Employment

Associate Professor
Faculty of Business and Law
01 Oct 2017
01 Oct 2023

Education and qualifications

PhD
01 Sept 2004
Durham University

Grants

Horizon 2020-Marie Curie-RISE (Research & Innovation Staff Exchange) INCASI project (International Network for Comparative Analysis of Social Inequalities) funded by the European Commission.
H2020-MSCA-RISE-2015 Project GA-691004
European Commission

Prizes and Awards

Research outputs

Immigrant business in transnational contexts: a multifocal understanding of the breakout process

Onyima, J., Syrett, S. and Sepulveda Ramirez, L. 2023. Immigrant business in transnational contexts: a multifocal understanding of the breakout process. International Journal of Entrepreneurial Behavior & Research. 30 (1), pp. 155-179. https://doi.org/10.1108/IJEBR-02-2023-0190

Turning job seekers into job creators through entrepreneurship mentoring at Bharatiya Yuva Shakti Trust, India

Sanyal, C., Haddock-Millar, J., Sepulveda Ramirez, L., Owen, R., Syrett, S. and Kaye, N. 2023. Turning job seekers into job creators through entrepreneurship mentoring at Bharatiya Yuva Shakti Trust, India. in: Cannio, S., Carvalho, C. and Yu, F. (ed.) Mentoring with a Coaching Attitude: International Corporate Mentorship that Works London, UK Open University.

Understanding the links between diversity and creativity as assessed in the boroughs of London

Pac-Salas, D., Sepulveda Ramirez, L., Baez Melian, J. and Minguijon, J. 2023. Understanding the links between diversity and creativity as assessed in the boroughs of London. Smart Cities. 6 (2), pp. 1152-1166. https://doi.org/10.3390/smartcities6020055

Public service mutuals: transforming how services are delivered through social enterprise and democratic governance

Vickers, I., Lyon, F., Sepulveda Ramirez, L. and Brennan, G. 2022. Public service mutuals: transforming how services are delivered through social enterprise and democratic governance. Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS).

Conflict, displacement, and economic revival: the case of the internally displaced minority entrepreneurs in Pakistan

Khan, M. and Sepulveda Ramirez, L. 2022. Conflict, displacement, and economic revival: the case of the internally displaced minority entrepreneurs in Pakistan. Strategic Change. 31 (4), pp. 461-477. https://doi.org/10.1002/jsc.2515

Implementing democratic governance and ownership: the interplay of structure and culture in public service social enterprises

Sepulveda Ramirez, L., Lyon, F. and Vickers, I. 2020. Implementing democratic governance and ownership: the interplay of structure and culture in public service social enterprises. Voluntas: International Journal of Voluntary and Nonprofit Organizations. 31 (3), pp. 627-641. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11266-020-00201-0

Territorial capital as a source of firm competitive advantage: evidence from the North and South of Italy

Morretta, V., Syrett, S. and Sepulveda Ramirez, L. 2020. Territorial capital as a source of firm competitive advantage: evidence from the North and South of Italy. European Planning Studies. 28 (12), pp. 2390-2408. https://doi.org/10.1080/09654313.2020.1722067

Monitoring and evaluating business mentoring: towards a research and evaluation toolkit to measure impact

Haddock-Millar, J., Sanyal, C., Kaye, N., Sepulveda Ramirez, L., Owen, R. and Syrett, S. 2018. Monitoring and evaluating business mentoring: towards a research and evaluation toolkit to measure impact. International Journal of Human Resource Development: Practice, Policy & Research. 3 (2), pp. 35-47. https://doi.org/10.22324/ijhrdppr.3.115

Competitive or cooperative relationships in clusters: a comparative study of two internationalising agro-processing clusters in Ghana

Ayakwah, A., Sepulveda Ramirez, L. and Lyon, F. 2018. Competitive or cooperative relationships in clusters: a comparative study of two internationalising agro-processing clusters in Ghana. Critical Perspectives on International Business. 14 (2/3), pp. 230-251. https://doi.org/10.1108/cpoib-12-2016-0063

'Social enterprise spin-outs': an institutional analysis of their emergence and potential

Sepulveda Ramirez, L., Lyon, F. and Vickers, I. 2018. 'Social enterprise spin-outs': an institutional analysis of their emergence and potential. Technology Analysis and Strategic Management. 30 (8), pp. 967-979. https://doi.org/10.1080/09537325.2018.1431391

Public service innovation and multiple institutional logics: the case of hybrid social enterprise providers of health and wellbeing

Vickers, I., Lyon, F., Sepulveda Ramirez, L. and McMullin, C. 2017. Public service innovation and multiple institutional logics: the case of hybrid social enterprise providers of health and wellbeing. Research Policy. 46 (10), pp. 1755-1768. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.respol.2017.08.003

Social enterprise – a new phenomenon in the field of economic and social welfare?

Sepulveda Ramirez, L. 2015. Social enterprise – a new phenomenon in the field of economic and social welfare? Social Policy and Administration. 49 (7), pp. 842-861. https://doi.org/10.1111/spol.12106

Process of social innovation in mutual organisations: the case of social enterprises leaving the public sector

Lyon, F., Sepulveda Ramirez, L., Vickers, I., McMullin, C. and Gregory, D. 2013. Process of social innovation in mutual organisations: the case of social enterprises leaving the public sector. in: Social frontiers: the next edge of social innovation research NESTA.

Changing funding realities for charities and social enterprises: responses to the big society agenda and austerity in the East of England

Sepulveda Ramirez, L., Lyon, F. and Stevenson, N. 2011. Changing funding realities for charities and social enterprises: responses to the big society agenda and austerity in the East of England. Institue for Small Business and Entrepreneurship.

Social enterprise and ethnic minorities: exploring the consequences of the evolving British policy agenda

Sepulveda Ramirez, L., Syrett, S. and Calvo, S. 2013. Social enterprise and ethnic minorities: exploring the consequences of the evolving British policy agenda. Environment and Planning C: Politics and Space. 31 (4), pp. 633-648. https://doi.org/10.1068/c11319

Social enterprise support policies: distinctions and challenges

Lyon, F. and Sepulveda Ramirez, L. 2012. Social enterprise support policies: distinctions and challenges. in: Blackburn, R. and Schaper, M. (ed.) Government, SMEs and entrepreneurship development: policies, tools and challenges Gower Publishing. pp. 213-226

Urban governance and economic development in the diverse city

Syrett, S. and Sepulveda Ramirez, L. 2012. Urban governance and economic development in the diverse city. European Urban and Regional Studies. 19 (3), pp. 238-253.

Social enterprise support policies: distinctions and challenges

Lyon, F. and Sepulveda Ramirez, L. 2012. Social enterprise support policies: distinctions and challenges. in: Blackburn, R. and Schaper, M. (ed.) Government, SMEs and entrepreneurship development: policy, practice and challenges Gower Publishing. pp. 213-226

Population superdiversity and new migrant enterprise: The case of London

Sepulveda Ramirez, L., Syrett, S. and Lyon, F. 2011. Population superdiversity and new migrant enterprise: The case of London. Entrepreneurship and Regional Development. 23 (7-8), pp. 469-497. https://doi.org/10.1080/08985620903420211

Realising the diversity dividend: population diversity and urban economic development.

Syrett, S. and Sepulveda Ramirez, L. 2011. Realising the diversity dividend: population diversity and urban economic development. Environment and Planning A: Economy and Space. 43 (2), pp. 487-504. https://doi.org/10.1068/a43185

Social enterprise and ethnic minorities

Sepulveda Ramirez, L., Syrett, S. and Calvo, S. 2010. Social enterprise and ethnic minorities. Birmingham Third Sector Research Centre, University of Birmingham.

Outsider missing link or panacea? Some Reflections about the place of social enterprise (with)in and in relation to the Third Sector.

Sepulveda Ramirez, L. 2009. Outsider missing link or panacea? Some Reflections about the place of social enterprise (with)in and in relation to the Third Sector. Birmingham Third Sector Research Centre, University of Birmingham.

Mapping the regional social enterprise sector: past approaches, challenges and future direction

Lyon, F., Sepulveda Ramirez, L. and CEEDR (Centre for Enterprise and Economic Development Research) 2009. Mapping the regional social enterprise sector: past approaches, challenges and future direction. Emerald. https://doi.org/10.1108/17508610910956426

New ethnic minority business communities in Britain: challenges of diversity and informality for the UK business and policy frameworks.

Sepulveda Ramirez, L., Syrett, S. and Lyon, F. 2008. New ethnic minority business communities in Britain: challenges of diversity and informality for the UK business and policy frameworks. London Middlesex University.

Spatializing industrial policies: a view from the south

Sepulveda Ramirez, L. 2008. Spatializing industrial policies: a view from the south. Regional Studies. 42 (10), pp. 1385-1397. https://doi.org/10.1080/00343400701543223

Spatialising industrial policies: a view from the south

Sepulveda Ramirez, L. 2008. Spatialising industrial policies: a view from the south. Regional Studies. 42 (10), pp. 1385-1397. https://doi.org/10.1080/00343400701543223

Types and impacts of BME businesses

Lyon, F., Owen, R., McPherson, M., Ekanem, I., Ellis, C., Bertotti, M., Sepulveda Ramirez, L., Oyelere, M. and CEEDR (Centre for Enterprise and Economic Development Research) 2007. Types and impacts of BME businesses. South East England Development Agency.

Formalising new arrival enterprises: challenges of new ethnic entrepreneurship for business support policy.

Sepulveda Ramirez, L., Lyon, F., Botero, A., Syrett, S. and CEEDR (Centre for Enterprise and Economic Development Research) 2007. Formalising new arrival enterprises: challenges of new ethnic entrepreneurship for business support policy. Prevista Ltd.

Enterprising refugees: contributions and challenges in deprived areas

Lyon, F., Sepulveda Ramirez, L. and Syrett, S. 2007. Enterprising refugees: contributions and challenges in deprived areas. Local Economy. 22 (4), pp. 363-375. https://doi.org/10.1080/02690940701736769

Out of the shadows? Formalisation approaches to informal economic activity

Sepulveda Ramirez, L. and Syrett, S. 2007. Out of the shadows? Formalisation approaches to informal economic activity. Policy and Politics. 35 (1), pp. 87-104. https://doi.org/10.1332/030557307779657739

Decentralizing industrial policies: threat or opportunity in developing countries?

Sepulveda Ramirez, L. and Amin, A. 2006. Decentralizing industrial policies: threat or opportunity in developing countries? in: Bianchi, P. and Labory, S. (ed.) International Handbook on Industrial Policy Edward Elgar Publishing. pp. 321-342
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