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Mainstreaming Gender Diversity as a Form of Business Support

Lookup NU author(s): Dr Amy Stabler


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This paper reports on findings and key learning from a business support project piloted to mainstream gender diversity early in an SME’s development of systems and structures and linking it specifically to strategies for growth and expansion. The authors co-designed, delivered and evaluated the project through a practitioner-academic partnership whereby research and practice informed each other through knowledge exchange. The Innovation SuperNetwork is a “network of networks”, bringing together over 60 partners and more than 5000 businesses to increase innovation, collaboration and business growth in the North East. It aims to create the space to explore fresh ideas with innovative activity. In this project, the Network’s Executive Director collaborated with an academic from the Leadership Development and Organisation Futures team at Newcastle University Business School.

Publication metadata

Author(s): Stabler A, Blanks E

Publication type: Conference Proceedings (inc. Abstract)

Publication status: Published

Conference Name: Institute for Small Business And Entrepreneurship (ISBE 2019)

Year of Conference: 2019

Print publication date: 15/11/2019

Acceptance date: 13/05/2019

Publisher: ISBE