An Investigation into the Participation of Women in Industrial Research and Development (R&D) in the North East of England

Pooran Wynarczyk, Chloe Renner

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Abstract

This paper attempts to examine the level of participation of women in industrial research and development (R&D) in the North East of England, a region with low level of R&D intensity and innovation activities when compared with more prosperous regions such as the South East. Women in R&D is, relatively, a new topic of European Commission research and policy and, as a result, data on female participation in industrial R&D at a regional level is minimal. The empirical results presented in this paper, based on a sample of 60 scientific SMEs, demonstrate that the gender gap in R&D employment, particularly at senior levels, is stark in the North East.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 14th Annual High Technology Small Firms Conference and Doctoral Workshop 2006
EditorsGloria Rossini
Place of PublicationEnschede
PublisherUniversity of Twente
Number of pages16
ISBN (Print)9789081078412
Publication statusPublished - 2006
Externally publishedYes
Event14th Annual High Technology Small Firms Conference, HTSF 2006 - University of Twente, Enschede, Netherlands
Duration: 11 May 200613 May 2006
Conference number: 14

Conference

Conference14th Annual High Technology Small Firms Conference, HTSF 2006
Abbreviated titleHTSF
Country/TerritoryNetherlands
CityEnschede
Period11/05/0613/05/06

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