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Harnessing Women’s Potential as a Soft Engine for Growth – Lessons from Contrasting Trajectories between Finland and Japan for Growing Economies

Author(s):

  • Chihiro Watanabe, Faculty of Information Technology, University of Jyväskylä, Finland; International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA), Austria
  • Kashif Naveed, and Pekka Neittaanmäki, Faculty of Information Technology, University of Jyväskylä, Finland

Keywords:

Gender balance, Gender balance intensity, Women board members, Trilateral co-evolution, Cultural dimension, Self-propagation

Abstract:

Harnessing the vigor of women’s potential is essential for inclusive economic growth in a digital economy moving toward aging society. This can be a soft engine for sustainable growth substitutable for costly hard investment. While there exists explicit evidence of a virtual cycle between economic growth and gender balance improvement, emerging countries cannot afford to overcome the constraints of low income. Given the foregoing, this paper analyzed possible co-evolution between economic growth, gender balance improvement and digital innovation initiated by information and communication technology (ICT) advancement. Using a unique dataset representing the state of gender balance improvement in the function of economic growth and ICT advancement, an empirical numerical analysis of 44 countries was attempted….

URL:

https://tmg.chitkara.edu.in/index.php/tmge/article/view/29/17

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