Technology, Commercialization and Gender

A Global Perspective

  • Pooran Wynarczyk
  • Marina Ranga

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxii
  2. Kathinka Best, Marie Heidingsfelder, Martina Schraudner
    Pages 17-46
  3. Humberto Merritt, Maria Pilar M. Perez-Hernandez
    Pages 47-76
  4. Elba Mauleón, María Bordons
    Pages 77-100
  5. Slavica Singer, Nataša Šarlija, Sanja Pfeifer, Sunčica Oberman Peterka
    Pages 101-140
  6. Kathinka Best, Michael Rehberg, Martina Schraudner
    Pages 199-233
  7. Patricia Fara
    Pages 235-244
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 245-248

About this book


This book explores the gender dimension in technology commercialization through a collection of papers by internationally renowned scholars in the USA, Mexico and Europe. Technology, Commercialization and Gender looks at various gender imbalances in this key innovation area and demonstrates that the construction of gendered identities within male-dominated work environments such as technology commercialization is a complex and lengthy process, often faced with institutional culture obstacles. More gender awareness and openness along all stages of the innovation chain, as well as more research and policy interventions are needed to ensure better use of highly-skilled human capital in knowledge-based economies around the globe.


Women participation gender identity gender construction workplace entrepeneurship

Editors and affiliations

  • Pooran Wynarczyk
    • 1
  • Marina Ranga
    • 2
  1. 1.Newcastle University Business SchoolNewcastle upon TyneUnited Kingdom
  2. 2.European Commission’s Directorate General Joint Research CentreSevilleBelgium

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2017
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, Cham
  • eBook Packages Business and Management
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-49922-2
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-49923-9
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