Women-led enterprises are characterized by structural and collateral limits that undermine access to credit, which is crucial for implementing technological innovation. Nevertheless, gender studies recognize a high female attitude to networking, representing a prolific source of new ideas. In this scenario, the present work aims to investigate (i) the role of Relational Capital (RC) in the innovation's creating process of innovative female start-ups and (ii) analyze the bond-type characterizing it. With this purpose, the present work uses an Exploratory Descriptive Qualitative methodology and applies the CAOS model (an Italian acronym for “Caratteristiche personali, Ambiente, Organizzazione, and Start-ups”) on a selected case study. Findings confirm the RC's vital contribution to the women-led enterprises' development, also as a driver of innovation and show the characteristics typical of the bonds involved. In the current literature, there is a gap about women role as drivers of new solutions; hence, the research can improve gender studies about innovation, particularly regarding women's start-ups. Furthermore, from a managerial point of view, it can help female SMEs identify which types of bonds can be strategically crucial for implementing innovative solutions.

Paoloni, N., Manzo, M. (2021). The role of Relational Capital in innovative female start-ups. In 2021 IEEE International Conference on Technology Management, Operations and Decisions (ICTMOD) (pp.1-5). IEEE [10.1109/ICTMOD52902.2021.9739238].

The role of Relational Capital in innovative female start-ups

Niccolò Paoloni;Martina Manzo
2021

Abstract

Women-led enterprises are characterized by structural and collateral limits that undermine access to credit, which is crucial for implementing technological innovation. Nevertheless, gender studies recognize a high female attitude to networking, representing a prolific source of new ideas. In this scenario, the present work aims to investigate (i) the role of Relational Capital (RC) in the innovation's creating process of innovative female start-ups and (ii) analyze the bond-type characterizing it. With this purpose, the present work uses an Exploratory Descriptive Qualitative methodology and applies the CAOS model (an Italian acronym for “Caratteristiche personali, Ambiente, Organizzazione, and Start-ups”) on a selected case study. Findings confirm the RC's vital contribution to the women-led enterprises' development, also as a driver of innovation and show the characteristics typical of the bonds involved. In the current literature, there is a gap about women role as drivers of new solutions; hence, the research can improve gender studies about innovation, particularly regarding women's start-ups. Furthermore, from a managerial point of view, it can help female SMEs identify which types of bonds can be strategically crucial for implementing innovative solutions.
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Paoloni, N., Manzo, M. (2021). The role of Relational Capital in innovative female start-ups. In 2021 IEEE International Conference on Technology Management, Operations and Decisions (ICTMOD) (pp.1-5). IEEE [10.1109/ICTMOD52902.2021.9739238].
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