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Frugal Innovation and Knowledge Transferability: Innovation for Emerging Markets Using Home-Based R&D
Chalmers University of Technology, Göteborg, Sweden.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-4975-5231
Halmstad University, School of Business, Engineering and Science, Centre for Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Learning Research (CIEL). Getinge Sterilization AB, Getinge, Sweden.
2016 (English)In: Research technology management, ISSN 0895-6308, E-ISSN 1930-0166, Vol. 59, no 1, p. 48-55Article in journal (Refereed) Published
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Western firms are generally advised to rely on emerging market partners when attempting to develop frugal innovations for these developing markets. Underlying such advice is the idea that the requirements of emerging market consumers may not be familiar to Western firms and local developers will better understand local needs. We propose an alternative approach for high-tech firms—one that relies on home-based breakthrough R&D focused on emerging market needs. Three frugal innovation projects at a Swedish medical devices manufacturer serve to illustrate both how home-based breakthrough R&D can help managers reconceptualize their core products and the contextual factors favoring such an approach. © 2016, Industrial Research Institute.

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Philadelphia, PA: Taylor & Francis, 2016. Vol. 59, no 1, p. 48-55
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Frugal innovation, Breakthrough R&D, Knowledge transferability
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hh:diva-30383DOI: 10.1080/08956308.2016.1117323ISI: 000384533600011Scopus ID: 2-s2.0-84964857309OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hh-30383DiVA, id: diva2:905600
Available from: 2016-02-23 Created: 2016-02-23 Last updated: 2018-01-11Bibliographically approved

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