Handbook on frugal innovation

André Leliveld*, Saradindu Bhaduri, Peter Knorringa, Cees van Beers

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This pioneering Handbook details the origins of the concept of frugal innovation, its emergence as an academic field of interest, and the driving forces behind it. It presents new empirical evidence and critical perspectives on what frugal innovation entails, from a range of disciplines including science and engineering, humanities, and the social sciences.

Original languageEnglish
PublisherEdward Elgar Publishing
Number of pages425
ISBN (Electronic)9781788118873
ISBN (Print)9781788118866
Publication statusPublished - 2023


  • Frugal Innovation and Engineering
  • Inclusive Business Models
  • Resource-constraints
  • Sustainable development
  • Innovation policies
  • Value capture and creation


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