A2 Review article, literature review, systematic review

Mapping inclusive innovation: A bibliometric study and literature review

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Publication Details
Authors: Mortazavi Sina, Eslami Mohammad H., Hajikhani Arash, Väätänen Juha
Publisher: Elsevier
Publication year: 2020
Language: English
Related Journal or Series Information: Journal of Business Research
ISSN: 0148-2963
eISSN: 1873-7978
JUFO-Level of this publication: 2
Open Access: Open Access publication
Location of the parallel saved publication: http://urn.fi/URN:NBN:fi-fe2020080648174


Inclusive innovation is a type of innovation that targets not only
affordability but also localization of underdeveloped countries, with
the aim of reducing poverty. Despite the increasing attention paid to
inclusive innovation, there is no common understanding of how the
inclusive innovation notion is formed among researchers and experts.
This study adopts a novel approach by combining bibliometric methods of
co-citation analysis and text codifying of 293 core and relevant journal
articles on inclusive innovation. The results reveal that the notion of
inclusive innovation has evolved in five clusters: (1) innovation as a
tool for affordability, (2) innovation as a tool for inclusion, (3)
building of capabilities and innovation, (4) innovation constraints
associated with social empowerment, and (5) innovation as an inclusive
system. Furthermore, this study proposes a conceptual model based on
these clusters, and discusses the nature of how these clusters lead to
the possibility for further studies on inclusive innovation.

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