Encouraging women innovators: applying a gender perspective to innovation in Wales

Christine Atkinson, Brychan Thomas, Christopher Miller, Bev Pold

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    Abstract

    Previous research, past and present policy documents reveal the continuing paucity of women inventors and innovators and the missed opportunity this represents in relation to individual personal fulfilment but also to post-crisis economic regeneration and European competitiveness. This paper reports on initial cycles in a long term action research project to encourage more women inventors and innovators in Wales, UK, prepare them for and promote investment in their ideas. The paper highlights the contextual, economic and soft obstacles which limit women's potential contribution and supports the case for targeted learning programmes, mentoring, benchmarking and internationalisation as the way forward.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationN/A
    Pages83-104
    Number of pages21
    Publication statusPublished - 20 Mar 2012
    Event Emerging Themes in Business 2012 Research Conference Proceedings - Newport
    Duration: 20 Mar 201220 Mar 2012

    Conference

    Conference Emerging Themes in Business 2012 Research Conference Proceedings
    Period20/03/1220/03/12

    Keywords

    • gender and innovation
    • women and innovation
    • innovators

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