Gender and Innovation in the New Economy

Women, Identity, and Creative Work

  • Seppo Poutanen
  • Anne Kovalainen

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Seppo Poutanen, Anne Kovalainen
    Pages 1-8
  3. Seppo Poutanen, Anne Kovalainen
    Pages 9-46
  4. Seppo Poutanen, Anne Kovalainen
    Pages 47-96
  5. Seppo Poutanen, Anne Kovalainen
    Pages 97-134
  6. Seppo Poutanen, Anne Kovalainen
    Pages 135-168
  7. Seppo Poutanen, Anne Kovalainen
    Pages 169-183
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 185-195

About this book


This book provides a thorough and novel examination of the gendered nature of innovations in the new economy. It tracks the contemporary shift from heavy industry to game industry and how this has altered relationships between gender, identity, corporate culture, creative work, and the future of business. Through empirical research and theoretical analysis, the authors present their own carefully contextualized cases and conceptual frameworks relating themes of innovation and gender to recent theories concerning globalization and transnationalism.

This wide-ranging and interdisciplinary text provides readers with insightful entries on what innovations are and the ways innovation processes become gendered. It explores the business landscape based on creative work and offers a wealth of information for scholars of entrepreneurship, management, sociology, cultural studies, and communication.


game industry organization studies start-ups technical innovation social innovation globalization sociology of innovation entrepreneurship innovators business business ethics economy gender innovation management women organizational studies team building

Authors and affiliations

  • Seppo Poutanen
    • 1
  • Anne Kovalainen
    • 2
  1. 1.Turku School of EconomicsUniversity of TurkuTurkuFinland
  2. 2.Turku School of EconomicsUniversity of TurkuTurkuFinland

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2017
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, New York
  • eBook Packages Business and Management
  • Print ISBN 978-1-137-52700-4
  • Online ISBN 978-1-137-52702-8
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