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Frank Hoy

Professor, Worcester Polytechnic Institute, USA
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Frank Hoy is the Paul Beswick professor of entrepreneurship and director of the Collaborative for Entrepreneurship and Innovation at Worcester Polytechnic Institute. Dr Hoy earned his PhD at Texas A&M University, where he developed a small business outreach program for the Texas Agricultural Extension Service. Subsequently, he became director of the Small Business Development Center for the State of Georgia. He moved from the University of Georgia to Georgia State University in 1988 as the Carl R. Zwerner professor of family-owned businesses. From 1991 to 2001 Dr Hoy was dean of the College of Business and subsequently director of the entrepreneurship program at the University of Texas at El Paso.

Articles by this Author

  • Assessing Opportunities for Growth in Small and Medium Enterprises
    by Frank Hoy
    Many companies experience rapid growth at some stage of their life cycle. For some, this may happen soon after they are launched. Others have multiple spurts, followed by a leveling-off period or even a decline. A consistent characteristic of the growth stage is that demands exceed existing resources. Consequently, business owners must be creative in acquiring and managing the resources needed to seize growth opportunities.Successful...

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