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Gender gap in innovation. An institutionalist explanation

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Carrasco, I. (2014), Gender gap in innovation: an institutionalist explanation, Management Decision, 52 (2), 410 - 424.
The paper investigates how environment affects the process of innovation by women. An innovative thinking is required to integrate the gender perspective in innovative milieus to enrich, diversify and promote stronger innovation activities, mobilising unexploited opportunities for managers in the business sector and for policy makers in the public one. Policies designed to reduce the gap for women in innovation activities have to fight against gender segregation in the job market and gender differences in education and training. They must increase flexibility in the workplace, provide more help to conciliate family and working lives, and reduce the gap in family responsibilities taken on by women.