Personal profile


I am a Senior Lecturer in Enterprise and Entrepreneurship in the International Centre for Transformational Entrepreneurship at Coventry University. Within this role, I am involved in both teaching and research activity for ICTE.

My teaching portfolio consists of modules on the BA in Enterprise and Entrepreneurship as well as on the MA in Global Entrepreneurship and I am a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

In terms of research activity, I am an early career researcher and lead author on 8 conference papers at major academic conferences namely, Academy of Management (AOM), European Group of Organizational Studies (EGOS) and the Institute of Small Business and Entrepreneurship (ISBE). Other research outputs include one book and one book chapter in the area of gender and entrepreneurship. In addition to this, I periodically review articles for the Journal of Small Business and Enterprise Development and the International Journal of Management Education.

I am a member of several learned societies including the British Academy of Management and ISBE. In addition, I am an external examiner at both undergraduate and postgraduate level for Teesside University.

Research Interests

My main research interests include entrepreneurial opportunity development, entrepreneurship education and entrepreneurial sensemaking with a particular interest in process and temporality.

I am also interested in gendered discourses of entrepreneurship. I am currently working on a couple of projects:

  • Entrepreneurial Identity formation among necessity entrepreneurs in Africa
  • Women in Executive Leadership positions transcending gendered norms of leadership.

Education / Academic qualification

Doctorate, University of Nottingham

21 Sep 20117 Jul 2015

MSc, London School of Economics and Political Science

1 Sep 20091 Jul 2010

Degree, The University of the West Indies St Augustine Campus

1 Sep 20051 Jul 2008

External positions

External Examiner, Teesside University

1 Apr 201731 Dec 2021

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Research Output 2012 2018

Personality traits

Still bringing up the rear: Why women will always be ‘Other’ in entrepreneurship’s masculine instrumental discourse

Lockyer, J., Hoyte, C. & Dewitt, S. 20 Feb 2018 Women Entrepreneurship and Myth of ‘Underperformance’: A New Look at Women’s Entrepreneurship Research. Yousafzai, S., Fayolle, A., Henry, C., Lindgreen, A. & Saeed, A. (eds.). Edward Elgar Publishing, p. 230-246

Research output: Research - peer-reviewChapter

Open Access
Female entrepreneurship
Gender gap

Transcending Gendered Norms of Leadership in Higher Education: How Women do it

Hoyte, C. 12 Apr 2018 International Conference on Gender Research. Azevedo, A. & Mesquita, A. (eds.). p. 189-196 8 p.

Research output: Research - peer-reviewConference proceeding


HEIs and Temporality in Entrepreneurship

Hoyte, C. 1 Sep 2016 European Conference on Innovation and Entrepreneurship. Academic Conferences International Limited, p. 1017-1019 3 p.

Research output: Research - peer-reviewConference proceeding

Higher education institutions
Entrepreneurial process
Communities of practice

Activities 2013 2018

  • 3 Participation in conference

International Conference on Gender Research

Hoyte, C. (Speaker)
13 Apr 2018

Activity: Participation in conference

Academy of Management 76th Annual Conference

Hoyte, C. (Speaker)
5 Aug 201610 Aug 2016

Activity: Participation in conference

European Group of Organizational Studies (EGOS) Conference

Hoyte, C. (Speaker)
4 Jul 20136 Jul 2013

Activity: Participation in conference