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Frugal innovation : models, means, methods

Author: Yasser Ahmad Bhatti; Radha Ramaswami Basu; David Barron; Marc J Ventresca
Publisher: New York : Cambridge University Press, 2018. ©2018
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Outlines a new theory of frugal innovation and provides a set of practical tools to support implementation.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Bhatti, Yasser.
Frugal Innovation : Models, Means, Methods.
Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, ©2018
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Yasser Ahmad Bhatti; Radha Ramaswami Basu; David Barron; Marc J Ventresca
ISBN: 9781108102933 110810293X 9781316986783 1316986780
OCLC Number: 1065248740
Notes: 7 Implications for Research, Practice and Policy.
Description: 1 online resource (342 pages)
Contents: Cover; Half-title; Reviews; Title page; Copyright information; Dedication; Epigraph; Contents; Figures; Tables; Foreword; Preface; Acknowledgements; Abbreviations; Introduction; Part I Models of Frugal Innovation; 1 Outline of the Context, Literature and Methodology; 1.1 The Inspiration for This Book; 1.2 Theoretical Framing from the Literature; 1.2.1 Why Focus on Innovation?; 1.2.2 Why Focus on Institutional Voids and Resource Scarcity?; 1.2.3 Why Study Social Entrepreneurs to Inform Models of Innovation?; 1.2.4 Under-Researched Assumptions about Social Innovation and Social Entrepreneurship. 1.3 What Do We Know about Social Innovation?1.4 Innovation under Constraint; 1.5 The Question of Frugal Innovation; 1.6 How Does This Book Approach Innovation Differently?; 1.7 The Conceptual Framework; 1.8 Research Questions; 1.9 Approach and Method; 1.10 Contribution to Organisation Theory and Strategic Management; 2 Conceptualising Innovation; 2.1 Introduction; 2.2 Analysis and Coding; 2.3 Aggregating into Third-Level Theoretical Concepts; 2.4 Generating a Model and towards Theory; 2.5 Discussion; 2.5.1 Social Innovation; 2.5.2 Challenge-Based Innovation; 2.5.3 User-Based Innovation. 2.5.4 Efficiency-Driven Innovation2.5.5 Combining the Four Types to Define Frugal Innovation; 2.6 Summary; 3 Conceptualising Innovation under Constraints; 3.1 Introduction; 3.2 Analysis and Coding; 3.3 Aggregating into Third-Level Theoretical Concepts; 3.4 Generating the Theoretical Model; 3.5 Discussion; 3.6 Summary; Part II Towards a Theory of Frugal Innovation; 4 Integrative Results and Theory Development; 4.1 Introduction; 4.2 Approach to Theory Development; 4.3 Developing a Theory of Frugal Innovation; 4.3.1 Intersection of Technology and Social Innovation. 4.3.2 Intersection of Institutional and Social Innovation4.3.3 Intersection of Technology and Institutional Innovation; 4.3.4 The Technology-Social-Institutional Nexus; 4.4 Summary; 5 Test of Models Using Secondary Cases; 5.1 Introduction; 5.2 Intersection of Technology and Social Innovation; 5.2.1 Aravind Eyecare System (Social); 5.2.2 General Electric's Electrocardiogram and Ultrasound Machines (Efficiency-Based); 5.2.3 Tata Nano (Challenge-Based); 5.2.4 Ansari X Prize (Challenge-Based); 5.2.5 One Laptop per Child (Challenge-Based); 5.3 Intersection of Institutional and Social Innovation. 5.3.1 Grameen Bank (Social)5.3.2 Mumbai Dabbawalas (User-Based); 5.4 Intersection of Technology and Institutional Innovation; 5.4.1 Mobile Phone Banking (Efficiency-Based); 5.5 The Technology-Social-Institutional Nexus; 5.5.1 Narayana Health Cardiac Hospital (Social); 5.5.2 300 House (Challenge-Based); 5.6 Summary; 6 Emerging Concepts in Innovation; 6.1 Introduction; 6.2 Reverse Innovation; 6.3 Grassroots Innovation; 6.4 Inclusive Innovation; 6.5 Jugaad Innovation; 6.6 Frugal Innovation; 6.6.1 Conceptualising Frugal Innovation; 6.6.2 Mechanisms Enacted in Frugal Innovation; 6.7 Summary.
Responsibility: Yasser Bhatti, University of Oxford, Radha Ramaswani Basu, iMerit Inc., David Barron, University of Oxford, Marc J. Ventresca, University of Oxford.

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