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].
|Titolo:||The role of Relational Capital in innovative female start-ups|
MANZO, MARTINA (Corresponding)
|Data di pubblicazione:||2021|
|Citazione:||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].|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||4.1 Contributo in Atti di convegno|