Innovative Activity and Gender Dynamics
Dora Gicheva and
No 19-11, UNCG Economics Working Papers from University of North Carolina at Greensboro, Department of Economics
We explore the innovative performance of firms resulting from their Phase II Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) research-funded projects in terms of the gender dynamics of the firms. Using commercialization as the relevant performance metric, we find that Phase II projects led by a female principal investigator (PI) have greater probability of being commercialized in female-owned firms than in male-owned firms. This result is consistent with the findings from other settings that females tend to perform better when working under a female supervisor.
Keywords: innovation; SBIR program; gender gap; principle investigator (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: J16 O31 O38 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Pages: 22 pages
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