Below the radar: what does innovation in emerging economies have to offer other low-income economies?

Kaplinsky, Raphael, Chataway, Joanna, Clark, Norman, Hanlin, Rebecca, Dinar, Kale, Muraguri, Lois, Papaioannou, Theo, Robbins, P and Wamae, Watu (2009) Below the radar: what does innovation in emerging economies have to offer other low-income economies? International Journal of Technology Management, 8 (3). pp. 177-197. ISSN 1474-2748

Full text not available from this repository.

Abstract

Between 1970 and 2000, the proportion of global R&D occurring in low-income economies rose from 2 per cent to more than 20 per cent. However, this rising commitment to R&D does not easily translate into the emergence of a family of innovations meeting the needs of low-income consumers at the bottom of the pyramid, since much of these technological resources are invested in outdated structures of innovation. A number of transnational corporations are targeting these markets, but it is our contention that much of the previously dominant innovation value chains are either ignorant of the needs of consumers at the bottom of the pyramid or lack the technologies and organizational structures to meet these needs effectively. Instead, the firms and value chains which are likely to be most successful in these dynamic new markets are those which are emerging in China and India and other developing countries, disrupting global corporate and locational hierarchies of innovation.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Asian drivers, Innovation systems, Millennium development goals, Science and technology
Schools and Departments: School of Business, Management and Economics > SPRU - Science Policy Research Unit
Depositing User: Stacey Goldup
Date Deposited: 07 Nov 2016 15:39
Last Modified: 07 Nov 2016 15:39
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/65321
📧 Request an update