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TitleWomen, science and entrepreneurship: how the academy can (or not) change their lives?
Author(s)Marques, Ana Paula
Moreira, Rita
KeywordsEntrepreneurial potential
Higher Education
Social and sexual division of the labor market
Issue date17-Oct-2012
PublisherHands-on Science Network (HSCI)
Abstract(s)Entrepreneurship brings new and important challenges to the University that are related to their ability to develop an entrepreneurial mindset and entrepreneurial culture and innovation. In turn, the profile of the graduate in Portugal is mainly female in many areas of knowledge. However, according to a recent study on promotion of innovative women and entrepreneurship, one of the main obstacles that explains the lower participation of women in entrepreneurial activities of innovative nature are related to educational choices pursued in the formal education system, perspectives and traditional stereotypes about women, science and innovation. It is our goal to discuss how the academy can (or not) change the life of graduates considering the fact that social capital remains crucial in the choice of innovative sectors and of the intensive knowledge for starting-up a business, and that women´s options continue to remain anchored in the traditional sexual division of labor.
TypeConference paper
AccessOpen access
Appears in Collections:DS/CICS - Actas/Proceedings

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