1st Edition

Innovative Behavior of Minorities, Women, and Immigrants

Edited By Albert N. Link, Cristiano Antonelli Copyright 2023
    134 Pages
    by Routledge

    134 Pages
    by Routledge

    The relationship between the innovative behavior and the minority status, gender, and immigration status of, for example, owners, directors, principal investigators, and project managers has only begun to be explored, especially within and among entrepreneurial organizations. Data limitations are certainly one culprit for the paucity of research in this area, but also the economics literature has been slow to move from a technical capital (i.e., investments in R&D) to an innovative behavior focus to an alternative focus that examines the relationship between dimensions of human capital of those who are involved with R&D investments and resulting innovative behavior. The chapters in this edited volume advance this body of thought. These chapters represent foundational research for a nature versus nurture discussion as it relates to innovative behavior, especially a discussion that considers the innovative behavior within and among entrepreneurial organizations.

    The chapters in this book were originally published as a special issue of Economics of Innovation and New Technology.

    Introduction: Innovative behavior of minorities, women, and immigrants

    Albert N. Link

    1. The role of gender in linking external sources of knowledge and R&D intensity

    S. Amoroso and D. B. Audretsch

    2. Entrepreneurial universities and innovative behavior: the impact of gender diversity

    Matthias Menter

    3. Does workforce diversity matter on corporate venturing?

    Maribel Guerrero

    4. A gender study of principal investigator led public R&D centres and funding

    James A. Cunningham, Alejandro Escribá-Esteve, María José, Foncubierta-Rodríguez, Fernando Martín-Alcázar and José Luis Perea-Vicente

    5. Does blockchain technology democratize entrepreneurial finance? An empirical comparison of ICOs, venture capital, and REITs

    Christian Fisch, Michele Meoli and Silvio Vismara

    6. Innovation in women-led firms: an empirical analysis

    David B. Audretsch, Maksim Belitski and Candida Brush

    7. The use of intellectual property protection mechanisms by publicly supported firms

    Albert N. Link and Martijn van Hasselt


    Albert N. Link is Virginia Batte Phillips Distinguished Professor at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, USA. He is Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Technology Transfer, Co-editor of Foundations and Trends in Entrepreneurship, and founding Editor of Annals of Science and Technology Policy.

    Cristiano Antonelli is Chair of Political Economy at the University of Turin and Fellow of the Collegio Carlo Alberto, Italy. He is Managing Editor of Economics of Innovation and New Technology and a member of many editorial boards across journals in information economics, communications, and policy.