Summary of Recent Research on Gender and High-tech Start-ups

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High-tech startups typically use one of five types of employment models, reflecting their founders’ ideas about hiring and managing employees. These models can have long-lasting effects on firms and predict the trajectory of women’s representation among core technical staff. This research paper looks at the five models, identifies which are most congenial to hiring women, and points out correlations between competitive business models and meritocratic hiring. 

Release Date: May 18, 2011
Audience(s): WorkforceStartup
Short URL:https://www.ncwit.org/startupsandgender