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WOMEN – SCIENCE – TECHNOLOGY: ANALYSIS OF A CASE STUDY

Anita Calcatelli (), Mario Coccia (), Katia Ferraris () and Ivana Tagliafico ()
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Anita Calcatelli: Ceris - Institute for Economic Research on Firms and Growth,Turin, Italy
Katia Ferraris: Ceris - Institute for Economic Research on Firms and Growth,Turin, Italy
Ivana Tagliafico: Ceris - Institute for Economic Research on Firms and Growth,Turin, Italy

CERIS Working Paper from Institute for Economic Research on Firms and Growth - Moncalieri (TO) ITALY -NOW- Research Institute on Sustainable Economic Growth - Moncalieri (TO) ITALY

Abstract: Nowadays, a very little attention has been dedicated to gender studies in science and technology. In particular, very few researches deal with women vertical, but also orizontal, segregation in public research institutions. The main purpose of this work is to analyze the phenomenon of glass ceiling within an Italian public research labs which operate in Technological Science. The methodology applied is based on the narrative interview, applied to one of the biggest Technological Research Institute inside the National Research Council of Italy. This study shows tree main results: 1) gender identity; 2) social construction of science; 3) organizational culture of gender. Moreover another important factor has emerged: the freeze of careers. In fact it stops the possibility to actuate any kind of management actions against glass ceiling. Some concluding remarks ended this works.

Keywords: Women; Career; Science; Technology; Glass ceiling; Bottle neck (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: J00 J16 J18 J71 J78 Z10 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Pages: 25 pages
Date: 2003-12
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