Women CEOs and chairpersons in knowledge intensive industries: the case of biotech and ICT in Sweden 2000-2010
2013 (English)In: Humanities and Social Sciences. Latvia, ISSN 1022-4483, Vol. 21, no 1, 4-17 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
This article investigates the development of the share of women CEOs and chairpersons in knowledge intensive industries in Sweden from 2000 to 2010. The Swedish national development, covering all limited companies with a CEO, is compared to case studies of the biotech and the ICT industries, with differences in female participation in the highly educated key workforce. The results indicate an increased female representation over time on the national level, but with differences between industries, which can be related to a combination of national political pressure for increased gender equality, and industry specific differences in education level among men and women in the key workforces of the industries.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Riga: University of Latvia Press, 2013. Vol. 21, no 1, 4-17 p.
female chairpersons, female CEOs, knowledge industries, Sweden, gender equality, economic history
Research subject Economic History
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-68462OAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-68462DiVA: diva2:617098
ProjectsI välfärdsstatens skugga. Det svenska företagandets genuskaraktär 1950-2005