Sara Calvo


Leadership, Work and Organisations

Middlesex University

Dr Sara Calvo is a Lecturer in Organisational Behaviour and the Social Enterprise Coordinator within the Enterprise Development Hub (EDH@MDX) at Middlesex University Business School in London where she organises workshops, mentoring sessions, competitions and other activities to promote social enterprises at university. She is also the co-founder of Living in Minca, an international platform that supports social enterprise and social and solidarity economy initiatives worldwide. Beside this, she is an educator, trainer and a certified social enterprise advisor that has provided consultancy services for a wide range of NGOs and social enterprises in Europe, Latin America, Asia and Africa. Sara is also a documentary filmmaker working extensively on topics related to the social and solidaritymore...

CIPD Associate Member (2015) PG Cert in Higher Education, Middlesex University (2012-2013) Diploma, Social Enterprise Consultant, ILM/SFEDI (2011-2012) Diploma, SPSS Training Course, Southampton University (2010) PhD: ‘Social Enterprises and ethnic minorities: a case study of the East London Olympic Boroughs’ Middlesex University. (2009-2012) MSc Social Research, University of Brighton (2007-2008) BA (Hons) Psychology, Salamanca University (2002-2007)

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  1. Calvo, Sara and Morales, Andres and Zikidis, Yanni (2017) Memoirs of solidarity. [Film/Video]
  2. Calvo, Sara (2015) Connecting social enterprise and higher education: universities as drivers in the support of social enterprises in the United Kingdom. In: Handbook Research on Entrepreneurial Success and its Impact on Regional Development. Carvalho, Luísa, ed. IGI Global, pp. 600-630. ISBN 9781466695672
  3. Calvo, Sara and Morales, Andres (2016) Arusha women entrepreneur: reducing poverty through job creation and sustainable income for smallholder farmers. In: Emerald Emerging Markets Case Studies. Goldman, M, ed. Emerald, pp. 1-15.
  4. Morales, Andres and Calvo, Sara (2017) Digital technology as a tool for social regeneration: Web 2.0’s intended and unintended outcomes within a society. In: Social Regeneration and Local Development: Cooperation, Social Economy and Public Participation. Sacchetti, Silvia and Christoforou, Asimina and Mosca, Michele, eds. Routledge Studies in Social Enterprise & Social Innovation . Routledge, pp. 187-208. ISBN 9781138236394
  5. Calvo, Sara and Morales, Andres (2016) Conducting video research in the social and solidarity economy: empowering the Cinderella economy towards social justice. International Journal of E-Politics, 7 (4). pp. 40-55. ISSN 1947-9131
  6. Calvo, Sara and Morales, Andres and Wade, Jeremy (2018) The use of MOOCs in social enterprise education: an evaluation of a North-South collaborative FutureLearn program. Journal of Small Business and Entrepreneurship . ISSN 0827-6331 (Published online first)
  7. Calvo, Sara and Morales, Andres and Zikidis, Yanni (2017) Social and solidarity economy: The world’s economy with a social face. Routledge Studies in International Business and the World Economy . Routledge. ISBN 9781138935563
  8. Calvo, Sara (2014) London 2012: missed out on Olympics contracts? A case study of ethnic minority organisations in East London. Local Economy, 29 (1-2). pp. 82-97. ISSN 0269-0942
  9. Calvo, Sara and Morales, Andres (2016) Sink or swim: social enterprise as a panacea for non-profit organisations? Journal of International Development, 28 (7). pp. 1170-1188. ISSN 0954-1748