Dr. Cherisse Hoyte

Senior Lecturer in Enterprise and Entrepreneurship

International Centre for Transformational Entrepreneurship (ICTE)
Faculty of Business and Law

Email: ac0170@coventry.ac.uk 
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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 7 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. 

  • PhD Entrepreneurship, University of Nottingham , 2015
  • International Employment Relations and HRM MSc, London School of Economics, 2010
  • Management Studies and Psychology BSc, University of the West Indies, 2008
  • PgCert in Academic Practice in Higher Education, Coventry University, 2016
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.
Recent outputs and publications


Book Chapters: 

  • Lockyer, J., Hoyte, C. & Dewitt, S. (2017) Still bringing up the rear: Why women will always be ‘Other’ in entrepreneurship’s masculine instrumental discourse. In Women Entrepreneurship and Myth of ‘Underperformance’: A New Look Women’s Entrepreneurship Research. Yousafzai, S., Fayolle, A., Henry, C., Lindgreen, A. & Saeed, A. (eds.). Edward Elgar Publishing, p. (in press).

Journal Articles:

Conference Papers:

  • Hoyte, C. (2018). Transcending Gendered Norms of Leadership in Higher Education: How Women Do it. 1st International Conference on Gender Research, ISCAP, Porto, Portugal, 12 - 13 April.
  • Hoyte, C., Noke, H & Mosey, S. (2016). 'Translating Ideas into Opportunities: The Role of Sensemaking and Sensegiving'. Accepted and presented at 76th Annual Academy of Management conference, Making Organizations Meaningful, Anaheim, California, August 5 – 9, 2016.  
  • Hoyte, C. & Noke, H. (2016). 'Identity and Entrepreneurship: A Framework of the Identity-processes associated to the transition between being a nascent entrepreneur and founding a new venture'. Accepted at 30th British Academy of Management Annual Conference (BAM): Thriving in Turbulent Times. Newcastle, UK, September 6 – 8, 2016. 
  • Hoyte, C. (2016). 'The role of communities of practice in the evolution of the entrepreneurial process', 39th Institute for Small Business and Entrepreneurship conference, Novotel Tour Eiffel, Paris, France, 26th-28th October. ISBN - 978-1-900862-29-5. 
  • Hoyte, C. (2016). 'HEIs and Temporality in Entrepreneurship. Working Paper. Accepted at ECIE 2016': 11th European Conference on Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Jyväskylä, Finland, September 15 – 16, 2016.
  • Hoyte, C. & Greenman, A. (2015). 'Fragility and Projectivity: How Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) Affect Future-Oriented Sensemaking of New Venture Ideas'.Accepted at International Conference for Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Regional Development, Sheffield, UK. June 18-19, 2015.   
  • Hoyte, C., Noke, H. & Mosey, S. (2014). 'Legitimizing New Ventures through Identity Construction: A Sensemaking Theory of Entrepreneurship'. Accepted at Australian Centre for Entrepreneurship Research Exchange (ACERE), Conference, Sydney, Australia. February 4-7, 2014. 
  • Hoyte, C., Noke, H. & Mosey, S. (2013). 'A Sensemaking Approach to the Emergence of Entrepreneurial Opportunities'. Accepted and presented at 29th European Group of Organizational Studies (EGOS) Conference, Bridging Continents, Cultures and Worldviews, Montreal, Canada. July 1-6, 2013.
Teaching modules

Semester 1

  • Business Relationship Management
  • Enterprise Research Project
  • HR in a Global Context
  • Personal Entrepreneurial Development 3

Semester 2

  • Be your own boss
  • Business Optimisation
  • Exploring Entrepreneurship
  • Personal Entrepreneurial Development 4
Areas of Expertise
  • Human Resource Management
  • Organisational Behaviour
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Strategy
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Coventry University awarded TEF GOLD Teaching Excellence Framework
University of the year shortlisted
QS Five Star Rating 2020
Coventry City of Culture 2021