Invisible innovation

Integrating innovation by the poor into inclusive innovation framework

Hannes Toivanen

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Abstract

This paper argues that innovations by the development country poor in support of themselves or their communities go often invisible, as they tend to occur in the sphere of informal economy inadequately accounted for. This "invisibility" directs academics, business, and policy makers to focus on "visible" top-down innovation models in development context, possibly overlooking an important source for social and economic empowerment. This paper reviews empirical evidence and literature on innovation processes by the poor, and develops perspectives to improve the ability of existing BOP and "inclusive" innovation frameworks and policy strategies support them.
Original languageEnglish
Pages14
Publication statusPublished - 2013
MoE publication typeNot Eligible
EventInternational Workshop: "New Models of Innovation for Development" - Manchester, United Kingdom
Duration: 4 Jul 20135 Jul 2013

Conference

ConferenceInternational Workshop: "New Models of Innovation for Development"
CountryUnited Kingdom
CityManchester
Period4/07/135/07/13

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Innovation
Empirical evidence
Empowerment
Innovation process
Informal economy
Politicians
Economics
Innovation model
Top-down

Keywords

  • innovation
  • development
  • inclusive innovation
  • bottom of the pyramid
  • ICT service ecology
  • informal economy

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Toivanen, H. (2013). Invisible innovation: Integrating innovation by the poor into inclusive innovation framework. 14. Paper presented at International Workshop: "New Models of Innovation for Development", Manchester, United Kingdom.
Toivanen, Hannes. / Invisible innovation : Integrating innovation by the poor into inclusive innovation framework. Paper presented at International Workshop: "New Models of Innovation for Development", Manchester, United Kingdom.
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