A1 Journal article (refereed), original research

Understanding frugal innovation: A case study of university professionals in developed countries

Publication Details
Authors: Melkas Helinä, Oikarinen Tuija, Pekkarinen Satu
Publisher: Taylor & Francis (Routledge): SSH Titles
Publication year: 2018
Language: English
Related Journal or Series Information: Innovation and Development
ISSN: 2157-930X
eISSN: 2157-9318
JUFO-Level of this publication: 1
Open Access: Not an Open Access publication


Frugal innovation will likely play an important part in the future of
innovation management. In developed countries like Finland, it has
attracted only meagre research attention thus far, but global interest
in the concept is increasing quite rapidly. The study focuses on how
frugal innovation is understood among developed countries’ professionals
and nascent professionals in a technical university setting. The study
aims to contribute to an improved understanding of and readiness for
frugal innovation in developed countries. Improved readiness for frugal
innovation is necessary to realize the full potential of the concept.
Frugal innovation shall be included as an element of the research
agendas and teaching in developed countries.

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