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Gender gap in innovation: a confused link?

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  • Sophia Belghiti-Mahut

    (UPVM - Université Paul-Valéry - Montpellier 3)

  • Anne-Laurence Lafont

    (MRM - Montpellier Research in Management - UPVM - Université Paul-Valéry - Montpellier 3 - UM2 - Université Montpellier 2 - Sciences et Techniques - UPVD - Université de Perpignan Via Domitia - UM1 - Université Montpellier 1 - Groupe Sup de Co Montpellier (GSCM) - Montpellier Business School - UM - Université de Montpellier)

  • Ouidad Yousfi

    (MRM - Montpellier Research in Management - UPVM - Université Paul-Valéry - Montpellier 3 - UM2 - Université Montpellier 2 - Sciences et Techniques - UPVD - Université de Perpignan Via Domitia - UM1 - Université Montpellier 1 - Groupe Sup de Co Montpellier (GSCM) - Montpellier Business School - UM - Université de Montpellier)

Abstract

The programs and policy research on innovation neglect certain types of innovations and innovators, particularly innovations made by women. The aim of this paper is to provide a new framework for research on gender and innovation. The literature on business, management and economics provides evidence that innovations introduced by women in female-controlled sectors have not yet been fully explored. We rethink innovation literature and show how gender is embedded in innovation processes. By taking into account gender, innovators become less invisible. The existing literature on innovation has a gender blind vision: only male-implemented innovations are considered. Adding gender perspective helps to better assess the innovator\textquoterights profile. This will make the innovative literature more extensive and help to identify new ways of innovation in new and different areas. Policymakers are expected to set more appropriate and effective programs enhancing innovation by supporting all innovators in all sectors.JEL Codes: O30, O31

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  • Sophia Belghiti-Mahut & Anne-Laurence Lafont & Ouidad Yousfi, 2016. "Gender gap in innovation: a confused link?," Post-Print hal-02009133, HAL.
  • Handle: RePEc:hal:journl:hal-02009133
    DOI: 10.3917/jie.019.0159
    Note: View the original document on HAL open archive server: https://hal.archives-ouvertes.fr/hal-02009133
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    1. Antonella Biscione & Dorothée Boccanfuso & Raul Caruso & Annunziata de Felice, 2020. "Blinder-Oaxaca Approach to Identify Innovation Differences in Transition Countries," Cahiers de recherche 20-09, Departement d'Economique de l'École de gestion à l'Université de Sherbrooke.
    2. Rawan Mazen Abukhait & Shaker Bani-Melhem & Rachid Zeffane, 2019. "Empowerment, Knowledge Sharing And Innovative Behaviours: Exploring Gender Differences," International Journal of Innovation Management (ijim), World Scientific Publishing Co. Pte. Ltd., vol. 23(01), pages 1-28, January.
    3. Jasinska-Biliczak Anna & Kowal Jolanta, 2020. "Innovation Capability Development in Regional Entrepreneurship: The Case of Economies in Transition," European Research Studies Journal, European Research Studies Journal, vol. 0(4), pages 6-32.

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    JEL classification:

    • O30 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Innovation; Research and Development; Technological Change; Intellectual Property Rights - - - General
    • O31 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Innovation; Research and Development; Technological Change; Intellectual Property Rights - - - Innovation and Invention: Processes and Incentives

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