Session Type: PDW Workshop
Program Session: 552 | Submission: 12737 | Sponsor(s): (ENT, GDO, TIM)
Virtual session type: Asynchronous
In Search of Inclusive Innovation: Emerging Research and Intervention
In Search of Inclusive Innovation

Chair: Ihsan Beezer, Rutgers Business School
Organizer: Jeffrey Robinson, Rutgers Business School
Presenter: Amol M. Joshi, Wake Forest U.
Presenter: Marcus Crews, Rutgers Business School
Presenter: John J. Sumanth, Wake Forest U.
Presenter: Ebony Omotola-McGee, Vanderbilt U. Peabody
Presenter: Thema Monroe-White, Berry College-Campbell Sch. of Bus
Presenter: Anthony C. Hood, U. of Alabama, Birmingham
Presenter: Joe Bradley, U. of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
A 2016 study entitled “The Demographics of Innovation in the United States” by The Information Technology and Innovation Foundation (ITIF) found that only 12% of “U.S. innovators” are women, and only 8% are members of U.S. minority groups (including Asians, African Americans, Hispanics, Native Americans, and other ethnicities) (Nager, Hart, Ezell, & Atkinson, 2016). As demographic characteristics of the U.S. population change, a key question is “How can the U.S. (or any nation) remain competitive without engaging the talents and abilities of all of its citizens?” In this AOM PDW, we explore the idea of inclusive innovation and seek to build a community of scholars and practitioners who are interested in diversity issues in technology entrepreneurship and innovation. We will use 5 short presentations as conversation starters for our discussion. Then we will learn about research-based interventions and initiatives to address the lack of diversity in STEM entrepreneurship. Ultimately, we want to begin a rigorous conversation about how to conduct meaningful research and make practical impact on this important topic.
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