Digital Democracy 3.0: Startupers versus Startupeuses
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Séminaire scientifique de l'OSC 2018-2019
98, rue de l'Université 75007 Paris - salle Annick Percheron
vendredi 7 juin 2019 de 11h30 à 13h
Digital Democracy 3.0:
Startupers versus Startupeuses
Jen Schradie (Sciences Po - OSC)
Digital technology is one of the fastest growing economic sectors worldwide. Those that garner the most attention are presumably “disrupting” business practices, particularly tech start-ups. A key assumption is that the digital era enables more egalitarian economic practices than the industrial era. However, descriptive statistics show vast inequality, with an average of women as only 10% of startup founding entrepreneurs in France and 17% in the United States.
This talk will present a research project in its early stages. Two driving questions motivate this study:
- What is the role of the state in mediating any gender differences?
- What are any barriers women face once they do become entrepreneurs?
Register is mandatory for external audience (firstname.lastname@example.org).