publication . Research . 2016

Gender Diversity and Innovation: The Role of Women’s Economic Opportunity in Developing Countries

Ritter-Hayashi, D.; Vermeulen, P.A.M.; Knoben, Joris;
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  • Published: 01 Jul 2016
  • Publisher: Radboud University Nijmegen
  • Country: Netherlands
Abstract
This research examines how gender diversity interacts with women’s economic opportunity, such as prevailing laws, practices and attitudes in a country allowing women to participate in the workforce under similar conditions like men, to explain innovation in developing countries. We suggest that the level of women’s economic opportunity in the country, within which firms operate, moderates the effect of gender diversity on a firms’ likelihood to innovate. We examine the proposed moderating effect in a cross-country study using firm level data of the World Bank Enterprise Survey for 15,157 firms in 15 developing countries in South Asia, the Middle East and Africa....
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free text keywords: gender diversity, women's economic opportunity, gender equality, innovation, developing countries, hierarchical binary logistic model
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