Diversidad de género y colaboración para la innovación en las empresas españolas

Angie Mariana Aray
Isabel Álvarez


Publicado: ago 31, 2021

El objetivo de este trabajo es estudiar el efecto de la diversidad de género en I+D en las empresas españolas sobre la decisión de colaborar con otros agentes para la innovación. Los resultados confirman que siendo significativa la presencia relativa de mujeres en los equipos de I+D, el impacto es notablemente más elevado en la probabilidad de cooperar en I+D con universidades y centros de investigación. Además, se observan diferencias en el caso de las empresas internacionalizadas, siendo mayor el efecto que tiene el porcentaje de mujeres empleadas en I+D sobre la colaboración para la innovación en aquellas empresas exportadoras y que además pertenecen a un grupo extranjero.


Palabras clave:
diversidad de género, I D, innovación, colaboración en I D

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