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Closing the gap: Gender and innovation

Laura Barasa

No wp-2020-105, WIDER Working Paper Series from World Institute for Development Economic Research (UNU-WIDER)

Abstract: Innovation generally takes place in male-dominated industries. A gender gap might therefore exist. This study used data from the 2015 Tanzania Firm-Level Skills Survey to investigate the gender innovation gap between female-owned enterprises and male-owned enterprises. A non-linear Blinder-Oaxaca decomposition was used to decompose the mean differences in innovation performance into the endowments effect that reflects resource endowments and the coefficients effect relating to resource utilization.

Keywords: Female-owned enterprises; Gender gap; Innovation; Tanzania; Decomposition (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2020
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