Back to the Future of Women in Technology: Insights from Understanding the Shortage of Women in Innovation Sectors for Managing Corporate Foresight

Chau, Vinh Sum and Quire, Chanell (2018) Back to the Future of Women in Technology: Insights from Understanding the Shortage of Women in Innovation Sectors for Managing Corporate Foresight. Technology Analysis and Strategic Management, 30 (6). pp. 747-764. ISSN 0953-7325. E-ISSN 1465-3990. (doi:https://doi.org/10.1080/09537325.2017.1376046) (Access to this publication is currently restricted. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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Abstract

This paper investigates why there is a shortage of women in innovation, such as science, particularly technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) sectors and offers insights for managing corporate foresight. It acknowledges that traditional corporate foresight methodologies have their own inherent problems, but argues that greater inclusion of women brings in new dimensions not previously recognised within the predominantly male-dominated technology sector. While extant feminist research may look at the general disadvantages women have in the workplace, few have examined the genesis and constitution of femininity to understand what new input can be brought innovation management, and how these different views can change the conduct of corporate foresight in the technology sector. Interviews from five senior personnel in the technology sector were conducted, and responses to a concise questionnaire involving 365 participants were obtained. Three case-rich narratives are presented as a summary on the future of women in technology.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled keywords: corporate foresight, technology management, women in management, innovation management
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
H Social Sciences > HQ The family. Marriage. Woman > HQ21 Sexual behavior and attitudes
T Technology > T Technology (General)
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > Kent Business School
Faculties > Social Sciences > Kent Business School > International Business and Strategy
Depositing User: Vinh Sum Chau
Date Deposited: 11 Sep 2017 09:36 UTC
Last Modified: 13 Feb 2019 11:48 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/63361 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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