Women and Innovation: Challenges and Opportunities

Workshop’s Topic: Although both women and men are well represented in the modern workplace, women seem to lag behind men in creativity and innovation-related achievements. The reasons for this phenomenon are likely multi-layered and complex. However, as more and more women enter the workforce and inevitably engage in innovation, it is important to better understand the gender dynamics related to creativity and innovation. In this talk, I will present the latest findings from my research program in which my collaborators and I are trying to decipher the dynamics of how women innovate compared to men.

Time and Location: 10:00-11:30 AM (GMT+8), Room A723 (School of Management)

Language: English

Introduction of Speakers

Assoc. Prof. Roy Chua

Singapore Management University, Lee Kong Chian School of Business

Roy Chua is Associate Professor of Organizational Behavior and Human Resource Management and Associate Dean of Postgraduate Studies at Singapore Management University (SMU) – Lee Kong Chian School of Business. He teaches mainly in the MBA, EMBA, PhD in Organizational Behavior and DBA programs. Prior to joining SMU, Professor Chua was a faculty member at Harvard Business School for six years, where he taught the core Leadership and Organizational Behavior (LEAD) course in the MBA program and the Executive Education program on talent management. Professor Chua’s research draws on psychological and organizational theories to understand key social processes in organizations. Professor Chua also has a strong interest in understanding organizational behavior and management processes in the Asian context. Professor Chua is an award-winning management scholar and teacher. He has published in leading academic journals such as the Administrative Science Quarterly, Academy of Management Journal, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences in the U.S. (PNAS), Journal of International Business Studies, and MIT Sloan Management Review.