Participation of women in doctorate, research, innovation, and management activities at Universidad Politécnica de Madrid: analysis of the decade 2006–2016

Hernández Martín, Estela and Calle Gómez, Fernando and Dueñas López, Juan Carlos and Holgado Bolaños, Miguel and Gómez Pérez, Asunción de María (2019). Participation of women in doctorate, research, innovation, and management activities at Universidad Politécnica de Madrid: analysis of the decade 2006–2016. "Scientometrics", v. 120 ; pp. 1059-1089. ISSN 0138-9130. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11192-019-03179-9.

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Title: Participation of women in doctorate, research, innovation, and management activities at Universidad Politécnica de Madrid: analysis of the decade 2006–2016
Author/s:
  • Hernández Martín, Estela
  • Calle Gómez, Fernando
  • Dueñas López, Juan Carlos
  • Holgado Bolaños, Miguel
  • Gómez Pérez, Asunción de María
Item Type: Article
Título de Revista/Publicación: Scientometrics
Date: 2019
ISSN: 0138-9130
Volume: 120
Subjects:
Freetext Keywords: Research; Innovation; Doctorate; Management; Women; STEA
Faculty: E.T.S. de Ingenieros Informáticos (UPM)
Department: Inteligencia Artificial
Creative Commons Licenses: Recognition - No derivative works - Non commercial

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Abstract

This article studies the participation of women in doctorate, lecturing and research, innovation, and management activities at Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (UPM), the most important and largest university in Spain devoted to engineering and architecture. The analyses revealed significant differences in the ratio of male (76%) and female (24%) lecturing and research staff. This unequal ratio conducted to women underrepresentation in other actions such as coordination of international projects, decision-making designations, patenting and software licensing, collaboration with companies, and PhD supervision. PhD enrolment and PhD defence data, disaggregated by gender and by technological area, were also analysed as they are the starting point of the academic career, and showed a widespread male prevalence over women (ca. 70% men vs. 30% women). The aim of this paper is to present actual, accurate, objective, and gender-segregated information extracted from UPM databases, to carry out a qualitative study drawing on an opinion survey and a “gap” analysis, and to undertake a critical examination of the historic, political, sociocultural and personal factors affecting gender inequalities in academia. Policy recommendations to improve the situation of women and to achieve gender balance in the disciplines of engineering and architecture are also provided.

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Item ID: 63752
DC Identifier: http://oa.upm.es/63752/
OAI Identifier: oai:oa.upm.es:63752
DOI: 10.1007/s11192-019-03179-9
Official URL: https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s11192-019-03179-9
Deposited by: Memoria Investigacion
Deposited on: 10 Nov 2020 07:45
Last Modified: 10 Nov 2020 07:45
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