The research shows that gender diversity at all levels in the organization has a positive effect on innovation
in the firms surveyed in low and lower-middle income countries in South Asia, Africa and the Middle East -
despite their below-average performance on a world-wide scale of measuring women’s economic opportunity.
Furthermore, the research illustrates that a country’s level of women’s economic opportunity plays an
important role in the relationship between gender diversity and innovation.
Tilburg University (2016) Policy brief: Gender diversity and innovation