Gender, diversity and innovation

Rosa María Morales Valera, Allan Oswaldo Villegas Mateos

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This edited collection presents fascinating new insights on gender and innovation with a central focus on the experiences of women innovators, exploring different geographic and institutional contexts through a series of in-depth case studies. It investigates how intersecting characteristics such as age, race and ethnicity as well as broader contextual and institutional factors enable and constrain the innovation activities and ambitions of women. Drawing on different theoretical perspectives, expert contributors interrogate questions of gender and innovation to examine the multiple factors influencing women innovators in the contemporary world. The book also engages with how policies can support diversity and inclusion within innovation, an area that has historically been highly gendered. Further to this, it recommends actions to take to support the development of inclusive practices, and identifies directions for future research. Exploring the diversity of gender and innovation as a concept as well as in practice, this book will be a stimulating resource for scholars, educators and students who wish to gain an overview of the topic. Policy makers and practitioners will find the insights on how policies and initiatives can achieve great equality and diversity informative and illuminating.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationGender, Diversity and Innovation: Concepts, Policies and Practice
EditorsBeldina Owalla, Tim Vorley, Helen Lawton Smith
PublisherEdward Elgar Publishing Ltd.
Number of pages258
ISBN (Electronic)9781800377462
ISBN (Print)9781800377455
Publication statusPublished - 6 May 2022

Publication series

NameBeyond Siri and Alexa: gender and AI policy

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© Beldina Owalla, Tim Vorley and Helen Lawton Smith 2022. All rights reserved.


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