Frank Hoy is the Paul Beswick Professor of Entrepreneurship and Director of the Collaborative for Entrepreneurship & Innovation at Worcester Polytechnic Institute. He received his Ph.D. in Management from Texas A&M University. From 1991 to 2001, Dr. Hoy served as dean of the College of Business Administration at UTEP, where he launched UTEP’s Centers for Entrepreneurial Development, Advancement, Research and Support. Prior to that appointment, he was at Georgia State University as the Carl R. Zwerner Professor of Family-Owned Businesses.
Dr. Hoy’s research concentrations are family business, franchising and technology entrepreneurship. He is a past editor of Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice, and was editor for Latin America for the Journal of World Business. His most recent book is Entrepreneurial Family Firms, co-authored by Professor Pramodita Sharma. Hoy is a Fellow of the Family Firm Institute, the International Council for Small Business and the International Family Enterprise Research Academy.