Gender and Innovation in the New Economy

Women, Identity, and Creative Work

Authors: Poutanen, Seppo, Kovalainen, Anne

  • Suggests a reconceptualization of the study of gender and a fresh look at the borders between old and new economiesApplies new ways of thinking about the current economic landscape and the role of gender across industriesEmphasizes the importance of gender on innovation in line with contemporary, global issues

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This book provides a thorough and novel examination of the gendered nature of innovations in the new economy. It tracks the contemporary shift from heavy industry to game industry and how this has altered relationships between gender, identity, corporate culture, creative work, and the future of business. Through empirical research and theoretical analysis, the authors present their own carefully contextualized cases and conceptual frameworks relating themes of innovation and gender to recent theories concerning globalization and transnationalism.

This wide-ranging and interdisciplinary text provides readers with insightful entries on what innovations are and the ways innovation processes become gendered. It explores the business landscape based on creative work and offers a wealth of information for scholars of entrepreneurship, management, sociology, cultural studies, and communication.


About the authors

Seppo Poutanen is Senior Researcher and Docent of Sociology of the School of Economics at the University of Turku, Finland. His research interests include social epistemology, social theory, sociology of science, methodology of social sciences, and economic sociology. He is widely published in academic journals such as Social Epistemology, Critical Public Health, Journal of Critical Realism, Sociological Research Online, International Journal of Gender and Entrepreneurship as well as in several edited volumes.
Anne Kovalainen is Professor of Entrepreneurship at the University of Turku, Finland. She has published numerous books and articles on entrepreneurship, gender, and social research methodology and has led national and international research projects with funding from EU, Nordic Council of Ministers, and Academy of Finland. She is on the editorial board of several journals including Research in the Sociology of Work, Academy of Management Perspectives, and International Small Business Journal.

Reviews

“This book has been long awaited! Through rich data analysis and engaging vignettes, the authors make the complex relationships between gender, the platform economy, digitalization, and the Internet clear and intelligible for the reader.  Poutanen and Kovalainen create a new synoptic view of the often forgotten role of women in invention and innovation. The work is laudably future-oriented, as the authors set gender relationships at the heart of the rapidly developing new economy.” (Professor Robert Blackburn, Kingston Business School, Kingston University, President European Council for Small Business and Entrepreneurship)

“This book brings a fresh approach to the new economy by putting gender into the center stage. Poutanen and Kovalainen make a real difference to the existing innovation research in business and in social sciences. This is an essential reading for academics, students and for policymakers.” (Professor Ellen Kuhlmann, Goethe-University Frankfurt, Institute for Economics,  Labour and Culture, Germany and Karolinska Institute, Medical  Management Centre, Sweden)

Table of contents (6 chapters)

  • Setting the Scene

    Poutanen, Seppo (et al.)

    Pages 1-8

  • Gender in Inventions and Innovations

    Poutanen, Seppo (et al.)

    Pages 9-46

  • New Economy, Platform Economy and Gender

    Poutanen, Seppo (et al.)

    Pages 47-96

  • Innovations, Gender and the New Economy

    Poutanen, Seppo (et al.)

    Pages 97-134

  • Creative Work and Gender

    Poutanen, Seppo (et al.)

    Pages 135-168

Buy this book

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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $129.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-137-52700-4
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Gender and Innovation in the New Economy
Book Subtitle
Women, Identity, and Creative Work
Authors
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan US
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-52702-8
DOI
10.1057/978-1-137-52702-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-52700-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VIII, 195
Number of Illustrations and Tables
1 b/w illustrations
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