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

    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.