Professional sozialization in STEM academia and its gendered impact on creativity and innovation.

Gloria-Sophia Warmuth, Edeltraud Hanappi-Egger

Publication: Chapter in book/Conference proceedingChapter in edited volume


The chapter focuses on internal professionalization processes in STEM academia and their impact on creativity and innovation capacity. The discussion looks at how internal structures and value systems in STEM academia are used to shape the professional self-understanding of its members. Exemplified by a higher education institution in the field of science, engineering, technology and math, we show how gendered exclusion and inclusion is established structurally. Restrictive and rigid professional scripts and role expectations are identified as the main obstacles to greater potentials for creativity and innovation.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationGender Considerations and Influence in the Digital Media and Gaming Industry.
Editors Prescott Julie, McGurren Julie
Place of PublicationHershey
PublisherIGI Global
Pages156 - 174
Publication statusPublished - 1 Aug 2014

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