Title: Women start-ups in technology: literature review and research agenda to improve participation

Authors: Katherina Kuschel; María-Teresa Lepeley

Addresses: Facultad de Economía y Negocios, Universidad del Desarrollo, Av. Plaza 680, Las Condes, Santiago, Chile ' Global Institute for Quality Education, 700 Melrose Avenue K-24, Winter Park, Florida 32789, USA

Abstract: This paper explores the challenges women working in high-technology start-ups most frequently have to face and solve. The study is based in a literature review of issues that help to explain the differences between the genders showing that this is an understudied research area with broad opportunity to further studies with potential to uncover new topics and innovation hubs in the field in and outside the USA. Findings include recommendations about an existing gap and offers possible solutions to conduct systematic research leading to the development of effective approaches to increase and improve the participation of women in technology and business start-ups as an imperative to foster their inclusion in the global economy.

Keywords: women in technology; entrepreneurship; new ventures; high technology; high tech ventures; NHTVs; gender issues; women startups; female startups; women entrepreneurs; female entrepreneurs; literature review; women participation; female participation.

DOI: 10.1504/IJESB.2016.073995

International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Small Business, 2016 Vol.27 No.2/3, pp.333 - 346

Received: 02 Apr 2015
Accepted: 03 Jun 2015

Published online: 26 Dec 2015 *

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