Aarhus University Seal

Women scientists in knowledge exchanges with nonacademic actors: participation gap and emerging gender patterns

Research output: Contribution to journal/Conference contribution in journal/Contribution to newspaperJournal articleResearchpeer-review

This paper examines women scientists’participation in KnowledgeExchange (KE) with nonacademic actors. We compare three KE types–informal engagement, formal engagement and commercialization–andfind significant differences in participation depending on type. Ininformal engagement, women and men participate equally, but womenparticipate less than men in both formal engagement andcommercialization. We explore whether academic rank and womenpeers influence this participation gap. Wefind evidence of a levellingeffect related to academic rank in the case of formal engagement andan emulating effect related to women peers in the case ofcommercialization. The implications of the emerging gender patternsare also discussed.
Original languageEnglish
JournalStudies in Higher Education
Pages (from-to)707-718
Number of pages12
Publication statusPublished - May 2023

Bibliographical note

Publisher Copyright:
© 2023 Society for Research into Higher Education.

    Research areas

  • Women scientists; knowledge exchange; nonacademic actors; participation gap; gender

See relations at Aarhus University Citationformats

ID: 315917276