Networking, gender and academia: an ecosystems approach

Colette Henry, Helen Lawton Smith, Viviana Meschitti, Lene Foss, Pauric McGowan

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Abstract

The ability to create, develop and manage effective networks is important for academics. Networks can create entrepreneurial and commercialisation opportunities, act as important vehicles for career advancement, help to highlight achievements, and facilitate individuals’ career progression. However, while men’s success in gaining promotion has been attributed to their effective use of networks, women do not appear to have benefitted to the same extent. This chapter draws on qualitative empirical data from the TRIGGER project to explore critically the perceived barriers and potential benefits of networking for women academics. Adopting ecosystems as a theoretical lens, the authors explore the perceived barriers and potential benefits of networking for women academics.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationGender, Science and Innovation
Subtitle of host publicationNew Perspectives
EditorsHelen Lawton Smith, Colette Henry, Henry Etzkowitz, Alexandra Poulovassilis
PublisherEdward Elgar Publishing Ltd.
Chapter8
Pages146-167
Number of pages22
ISBN (Electronic)9781786438973
ISBN (Print)9781786438966
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 17 Jan 2020

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics of 'Networking, gender and academia: an ecosystems approach'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

  • Cite this

    Henry, C., Lawton Smith, H., Meschitti, V., Foss, L., & McGowan, P. (2020). Networking, gender and academia: an ecosystems approach. In H. Lawton Smith, C. Henry, H. Etzkowitz, & A. Poulovassilis (Eds.), Gender, Science and Innovation: New Perspectives (pp. 146-167). Edward Elgar Publishing Ltd.. https://doi.org/10.4337/9781786438973.00016