What pathways lead to frugal innovation? : Some insights on modes & routines of frugal, technical inventions based on an analysis of patent data in German auto components industry

Rajnish Tiwari & Stephan Bergmann
Frugal innovations, i.e. affordable products and services with appropriately good quality, are getting increasingly important for securing long-term competitiveness in both, the developing world and in industry nations. Nevertheless, ensuring actual implementation of technology-driven frugal inventions remains an under-researched area. This study investigates modes and routines employed by techno-entrepreneurs from industry nations when innovating frugally. The study is based on the patent data of seven auto component sector firms from Germany with a documented history...
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