Title

Innovation for Inclusive Growth: Towards a Theoretical Framework and a Research Agenda

Publication Type

Journal Article

Publication Date

6-2012

Abstract

Inclusive innovation, which we define as innovation that benefits the disenfranchised, is a process as well as a performance outcome. Consideration of inclusive innovation points to inequalities that may arise in the development and commercialization of innovations, and also acknowledges the inequalities that may occur as a result of value creation and capture. We outline opportunities for the development of theory and empirical research around this construct in the fields of entrepreneurship, strategy, and marketing. We aim for a synthesis in views of inclusive innovation and call for future research that deals directly with value creation and the distributional consequences of innovation.

Keywords

developing countries, growth, innovation, poverty alleviation, social inclusion

Discipline

Business | Strategic Management Policy | Technology and Innovation

Research Areas

Strategy and Organisation

Publication

Journal of Management Studies

Volume

49

Issue

4

First Page

661

Last Page

683

ISSN

0022-2380

Identifier

10.1111/j.1467-6486.2012.01048.x

Publisher

Wiley

Additional URL

http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1467-6486.2012.01048.x