This website uses its own and third-party cookies. Some of these cookies are used to develop analytical statistics of visits to the webpage, others to manage advertising or even others are necessary for the correct management of the site. If you continue to browse or click in accept we consider you accept the conditions for their use. You can get more information, or learn how to change the settings in our cookies policy?
Versión Española Versión Mexicana Ibercampus English Version Version française Versione italiana

8/12/2019  
    Ibercampus  | Editorial Board | Who we are | Ideology | Contact | Advertising rates | Subscription | RSS RSS
Policies
Inclusion policies
R&D
Employment
Economics
Culture
Green strategies
Health
Society and consumer
Sports
Debates
Interviews
Education
Grants & internships
Training
Trends
Enterprises & CSR
 Enterprises & CSR
ACNUR
AEGON
AIR LIQUIDE
ALCATEL-LUCENT
ALLIANZ
ARCELORMITTAL
ASIFIN
ASSICURAZIONI GENERALI
AXA
BANCO SANTANDER
BASF
BAYER
BBVA
BNP PARIBAS
CARREFOUR
DAIMLER AG
DEUTSCHE BANK
DEUTSCHE BÖRSE
DEUTSCHE TELEKOM
E.ON
ENEL
ENI
FORTIS
FRANCE TÉLÉCOM
GROUPE DANONE
IBERDROLA
INDITEX
ING GROUP
INTESA SANPAOLO
L'ORÉAL
LVMH
MUNICH RE
NOKIA
PHILIPS
RENAULT
REPSOL YPF
RWE
SAINT GOBAIN
SANOFI-AVENTIS
SAP AG
SCHNEIDER ELECTRIC
SIEMENS AG
SOCIÉTÉ GÉNÉRALE
SUEZ
TELECOM ITALIA
TELEFÓNICA
TOTAL S.A.
UNICREDIT
UNILEVER
VINCI
VIVENDI
VOLKSWAGEN

R&D
Mixed teams of men and women

Equality promotes innovation in technology sectors

Gender diversity fosters novel solutions leading to radical innovation, in companies as well as in the market. / PCB.

A study carried out by the University of Castilla la Mancha shows that gender diversity within research teams fosters novel solutions leading to radical innovation, in the company and in the market. According to the study, forming mixed teams of men and women in a technological context is also a critical element in increasing competitiveness.
Redacción 21/3/2014 Send to a friend
Comparte esta noticia en TwitterFacebookTwitterdel.icio.usYahooRSS
 wever, a study carried out by researchers at the University of Castilla la Mancha (UCLM) indicates that the balance between men and women in a technological context is a critical element in increasing competitiveness and promoting the most ground-breaking innovation.

The research, published in the ‘Innovation-Management Policy & Practice’ journal, demonstrates that gender diversity within R+D teams generates dynamics that lend themselves to radical innovation, which causes a paradigm shift by the introduction of new features, resulting in the emergence of completely new markets.

With this study, researchers at the UCLM aimed to fill the gap left in previous research, relating innovative results with gender diversity in R+D teams.

In their research, the team used information on innovative activities performed by companies of the Technological Innovation Panel, with a sample of 4,277 companies, 83% from the industrial sector and 17% from the service sector.

In analysing the data, they found a positive relation between gender diversity and radical innovation. According to the sample, the probability of innovative development is significantly increased when gender diversity in the R+D team is increased. It also indicates that contracting external R+D and the fact that the company operates in a high-technology industry contributes to this type of innovation.

Different perspectives

"In this context, gender diversity fosters novel solutions leading to radical innovation, in companies as well as in the market," says lead researcher, Cristina Díaz García. “Gender diversity can provide different perspectives and insights. The combination of these offers a wider range of ideas and, thus, greater creativity, facilitating decision-making processes.”

Cristina Díaz García points out that the study has several implications: "In the business environment, the results point to the need to recognise and value gender diversity, which could, in turn, make an organisation more able to attract and retain key staff.”

In her opinion, "gender diversity not only has implications in the fields of equity and equality but also make teamwork more effective.”

The study recommends that if innovation is to be radical, managers should consider the potential offered by forming teams with more balance between men and women in technology sectors, since "innovation is a critical element within a context of increasing global competition," concludes Díaz.

Source: Sinc Agency

Other issues R&D
China, Germany, Japan, Korea and the United States dominate global innovation - WIPO report 2019
New methodology developed to monitor patients with glioblastoma
Scientists find a place on Earth where there is no life
The embryonic origin of the Cyclops eye
Graphene activates immune cells helping bone regeneration in mice
Jurassic dinosaurs could have been dispersed between Africa and Europe 145 years ago
China´s Chang´e-4 probe lands on the moon
Artificial intelligence for studying the ancient human populations of Patagonia.
Chinese and European scientists propose 28 complementary colours
EU-wide rules for safety of drones approved by European Parliament

Subscribe free to our newsletter
Vanity Fea
The Virtual World We Inhabit
José Ángel García Landa
We can all be leaders
VIDEOCOMMUTING A NEW ORGANIZATIONAL REALITY THAT POSITIVELY IMPACTS EMPLOYEES
Mar Souto Romero
Financial inclusion
Financial Education For All!
Carlos Trias
Brusselian Lights
European elections (I): which words are more used in the European political manifestos?
Raúl Muriel Carrasco
Humor and Political Communication
Comisión de Arbitraje, Quejas y Deontología (Spain) (3) You can´t be too careful
Felicísimo Valbuena
Want your own blog? Want to be read by universities?
Find out here
Books
"Tthe study of human behaviour was political from the beginning"
The EU "An Obituary"
Startup Cities "Why Only a Few Cities Dominate the Global Startup Scene"
Blockchain Revolution "How the Technology Behind Bitcoin and Cryptocurrency Is Changing the World "
Doughnut Economics "Seven Ways to Think Like a 21st-Century Economist "
The People vs Tech "How the Internet Is Killing Democracy"
Theses and dissertations
1 The Virtual World We Inhabit
2 Graphene activates immune cells helping bone regeneration in mice
3 Scientists find a place on Earth where there is no life
4 New methodology developed to monitor patients with glioblastoma
5 China, Germany, Japan, Korea and the United States dominate global innovation - WIPO report 2019
6 The embryonic origin of the Cyclops eye
7 European climate emergency: EU should commit to net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050
8 Health in the EU: shift to prevention and primary care is the most important trend across countries
9 "Tthe study of human behaviour was political from the beginning"
Legal Advise | Privacy Policy | Editorial Board | Who we are | Ideology | Contact | Advertising rates | RSS RSS