Online Research for the Impact of ICTs on Greek Women's Employability and Entrepreneurship

Marios A. Pappas, Athanasios Drigas, Yannis Papagerasimou, Helen Dimitriou, Maria Giannacourou, Nadia Katsanou, Sofia Papakonstantinou, Evangelia Daratsanou, Christina Agoritsa

Abstract


Due to the increasing demands of highly skilled employees on ICT, European industries could face shortage of employees in the ICT sector. In the existing problem of lack of ICT executives in the European labour market it is added the problem of low representation of women in jobs related to ICT. In Greece this problem is even more intense as a result of the economic conditions in the last six years. Our online research for the impact of ICT on Greek women’s employability and entrepreneurship revealed that women overwhelmingly recognize that the field of digital entrepreneurship is one of the most important indicators of success in the 21st century economy, as well as that there are large gaps and mismatches between the supply and demand for ICT skills. Women believe that they are under-represented in the ICT sector and there is a gender-based gap in both ICT professionals and new occupations associated with new communication technologies. The problem of under-representation of women in the ICT sector, highlights the need for design and implementation of actions which will enable the female population in training and participation in entrepreneurship and employment with focus on ICT.

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International Journal of Advanced Corporate Learning (iJAC). ISSN: 1867-5565
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