Project information

Project information
Gender gaps in start-ups, innovation and inclusive growth in emerging market and developing countries.

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Project Identification
Project Period
1/2022 - 12/2024
Investor / Pogramme / Project type
Czech Science Foundation
MU Faculty or unit
Faculty of Social Studies
Cooperating Organization
Technical University Ostrava

Female entrepreneurship is a significant, but insufficiently utilized potential for creation of new
firms, jobs and innovation. Cultural, economic, but also psychological barriers underpin the
persistent and large gender gaps. Despite the interest among policymakers, rigorous research
on such barriers in emerging market and developing economies (EMDEs) is scarce.
Utilizing qualitative and quantitative empirical methods as well as applied theory, this project will
contribute to closing this knowledge gap with new and robust evidence on drivers of gender
gaps in start-ups and innovation in EMDEs. Uncovering the role of personal traits, social
networks and ICT skills in gender gaps in start-ups and innovation will help identify policies to
improve women's labour market outcomes. The proposed study is thus of great relevance and
aims to generate high quality academic publications.

Sustainable Development Goals

Masaryk University is committed to the UN Sustainable Development Goals, which aim to improve the conditions and quality of life on our planet by 2030.

Sustainable Development Goal No.  1 – No poverty Sustainable Development Goal No.  4 – Quality education Sustainable Development Goal No.  5 – Gender equality Sustainable Development Goal No.  8 – Decent work and economic growth Sustainable Development Goal No.  9 – Industry, innovation and infrastructure Sustainable Development Goal No.  10 – Reduced inequalities Sustainable Development Goal No.  16 – Peace, justice and strong institutions

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