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The innovation gender gap in transition countries

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  • Antonella Biscione

    (CESPIC, Catholic University “Our Lady of Good Counsel”)

  • Dorothée Boccanfuso

    (Université Mohammed VI Polytechnique)

  • Raul Caruso

    (Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, CESPIC, Catholic University “Our Lady of Good Counsel”)

  • Annunziata Felice

    (University of Bari Aldo Moro)

Abstract

This paper investigates the sources of the possible gender ownership gap in innovativeness in a set of Transition economies by means of firm-level data coming from the Business Environment and Enterprise Performance Survey (BEEPS V) conducted in 2012–2014. Through the Blinder-Oaxaca decomposition we highlight the factors explaining the differences in the propensity to innovate between female-owned and male-owned firms. We find that the innovation disparity between firms with females among their owners and those having only male owners is mainly due to the differences in endowment effects. Tangible and intangible assets affect the innovation gap between the two groups of firms.

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  • Antonella Biscione & Dorothée Boccanfuso & Raul Caruso & Annunziata Felice, 2022. "The innovation gender gap in transition countries," Economia Politica: Journal of Analytical and Institutional Economics, Springer;Fondazione Edison, vol. 39(2), pages 493-516, July.
  • Handle: RePEc:spr:epolit:v:39:y:2022:i:2:d:10.1007_s40888-021-00238-4
    DOI: 10.1007/s40888-021-00238-4
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    Keywords

    Blinder-Oaxaca decomposition; Non-linear model; Gender ownership; Innovation gap; Transition Countries;
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    JEL classification:

    • O32 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Innovation; Research and Development; Technological Change; Intellectual Property Rights - - - Management of Technological Innovation and R&D
    • J12 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demographic Economics - - - Marriage; Marital Dissolution; Family Structure
    • P2 - Political Economy and Comparative Economic Systems - - Socialist and Transition Economies

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