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Designing Women: Gender and Innovation

B. Zorina Khan

in Inventing Ideas: Patents, Prizes, and the Knowledge Economy

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
June 2020
ISBN:
9780190936075
eISBN:
9780190936112
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190936075.003.0010
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental, Economic History

This study of over 12,000 women inventors in Britain, France, and America reveals new insights about gender and creativity, and about incentives and institutions for innovation. Women tended to ... More


Women at the Pedals: Female Cinema Musicians during the Great War

Kendra Preston Leonard

in Over Here, Over There: Transatlantic Conversations on the Music of World War I

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780252042706
eISBN:
9780252051562
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252042706.003.0009
Subject:
Music, History, Western

Women played many musical roles in the film industry. They accompanied silent films at the organ with existing repertoire, made new compositions of incidental music and songs, and improvised ... More


The Gender Gap in Patents

Sue V. Rosser

in Breaking into the Lab: Engineering Progress for Women in Science

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814776452
eISBN:
9780814771525
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814776452.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Gender and Sexuality

This chapter explores the data that reveal that in all countries, across all sectors and in all fields, the percentage of women obtaining patents is less than their male counterparts and also less ... More


Going for Gold: Prizing Innovation

B. Zorina Khan

in Inventing Ideas: Patents, Prizes, and the Knowledge Economy

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
June 2020
ISBN:
9780190936075
eISBN:
9780190936112
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190936075.003.0007
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental, Economic History

Innovation prizes were regularly sponsored by the Franklin Institute and other mechanics’ institutes throughout the United States. The analysis shows that administered innovation systems in the ... More


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