The effect of gender diversity and education level on innovation

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Ana M. Romero-Martínez
Ángeles Montoro-Sánchez
Youseline Garavito-Hernández


The aim of this paper is to analyze the impact of gender diversity and education level of R&D employees on innovation. We use as source of information the Community Innovation Survey belonging to the general plan for statistics of the European Union (Eurostat). From a sample of 7,962 firms, most of them small firms, the results show that the diversity of gender and educational level of R&D employees individually have a positive influence on product innovation, although there is no significant effect of combined effect.


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ROMERO-MARTÍNEZ, A. M.; MONTORO-SÁNCHEZ, Ángeles; GARAVITO-HERNÁNDEZ, Y. The effect of gender diversity and education level on innovation. RAE - Revista de Administracao de Empresas , [S. l.], v. 57, n. 2, p. 123–134, 2017. DOI: 10.1590/S0034-759020170202. Disponível em: Acesso em: 18 jul. 2024.


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