Female academic entrepreneurship and commercialisation: reviewing the evidence and identifying the challenges

Helen Lawton Smith, Henry Etzkowitz, Viviana Meschitti, Alex Poulovassilis

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Abstract

The commercialisation of academic science is acknowledged as economically desirable for institutions, individual researchers and the public (de Melo-Martin, 2013). In this chapter, the relative propensity for women in academic science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) disciplines to commercialise their research by, for example, becoming entrepreneurs and patenting is explored through a review of the available academic literature and published reports.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Routledge Companion to Global Female Entrepreneurship
EditorsColette Henry, Teresa Nelson, Kate V. Lewis
PublisherRoutledge
Chapter5
Pages78-92
ISBN (Electronic)9781315794570
ISBN (Print)9781138015180
Publication statusPublished - 10 May 2017
Externally publishedYes

Publication series

NameRoutledge Companions in Business, Management and Accounting
PublisherRoutledge

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    Lawton Smith, H., Etzkowitz, H., Meschitti, V., & Poulovassilis, A. (2017). Female academic entrepreneurship and commercialisation: reviewing the evidence and identifying the challenges. In C. Henry, T. Nelson, & K. V. Lewis (Eds.), The Routledge Companion to Global Female Entrepreneurship (pp. 78-92). (Routledge Companions in Business, Management and Accounting). Routledge.