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Fostering Entrepreneurship at the Spanish University: Does Gender Matter?

Fostering Entrepreneurship at the Spanish University: Does Gender Matter?
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Author(s): Inmaculada Pastor-Gosálbez (Universitat Rovira i Virgili, Spain), Ana Isabel Blanco (Universidad de León, Spain), Adelina Rodríguez (Universidad de León, Spain), Ana Acosta (Universitat Rovira i Virgili, Spain), Paloma Pontón (Universitat Rovira i Virgili, Spain) and Angel Belzunegui-Eraso (Universitat Rovira i Virgili, Spain)
Copyright: 2019
Pages: 30
Source title: Gender and Diversity: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications
Source Author(s)/Editor(s): Information Resources Management Association (USA)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-5225-6912-1.ch051

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Abstract

In this chapter we discuss the policies for fostering entrepreneurship at Spanish universities and how these policies may be related with the low participation of women in university spin-offs. Using our results from the first part of the EQUASPIN project1, we also discuss the effects of the gender division of labour on the creation of freelance work within the specific framework of knowledge-transfer companies. We also present some of our findings with regard to gender differences in both the creation of spin-offs and the role of the university system in the production and reproduction of gender inequalities.

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