Utgiven
2012-november
Språk
Engelska
Serienummer
VR 2012:08
Serie
Vinnova rapport
ISBN
978-91-86517-71-7
ISSN
1650-3104
Antal sidor
384
Författare
Susanne Andersson, Karin Berglund, Ewa Gunnarsson & Elisabeth Sundin (Eds.)
Pris
319 kr
Utgivare
Vinnova
Diarienummer
2009-02191
Ämne
Genus och mångfald, Ledning och organisering, Forskning och utveckling i företag, Forsknings- och innovationsmiljöer

This anthology uses a gender perspective to analyse constraining structures in innovation systems. Focusing on mainstream policies as well as regional and organizational practices, it presents procedures, methods and methodologies to develop genderaware, innovative organisations.

Fostering innovation requires ability to question what is taken for granted and perceived as the natural order. Challenging this order often requires a critical mind where a gender perspective can be useful. The experience of integrating a gender perspective can be likened to turning a kaleidoscope; the resulting shift in perspective causes new images and highlights new opportunities.

This anthology is the result of more than ten years’ research and development work funded by Vinnova and aimed at establishing a research field in gender and innovation. Ten years ago, there were few researchers and limited research focusing on this area. Today, the picture is different and this anthology presents the analyses of 31 researchers on how gender is a constraining structure within innovation systems. There is little doubt that integrating a gender perspective helps promoting innovation.