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Adoption of Pro-poor Innovations in the Context of the Base of the Pyramid and Subsistence Marketplaces: Challenges, Opportunities and Research Agenda

Lowe, Ben and Hasan, Md Rajibul (2018) Adoption of Pro-poor Innovations in the Context of the Base of the Pyramid and Subsistence Marketplaces: Challenges, Opportunities and Research Agenda. In: Dwivedi, Yogesh K. and Rana, Nripendra P. and Slade, Emma L., eds. Emerging Markets from a Multidisciplinary Perspective: Challenges, Opportunities and Resaerch Agenda. Advances in Theory and Practice of Emerging Markets . Springer International, pp. 243-254. ISBN 978-3-319-75012-5. E-ISBN 978-3-319-75013-2. (doi:10.1007/978-3-319-75013-2) (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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Abstract

In countries such as Bangladesh some innovations have diffused rapidly and been taken up by large segments of the population (e.g., mobile phones). However, some innovations which offer the promise of time saving, greater efficiency and better economy have been slower in their take up (e.g., gas stoves). What explains these contrasting examples? The study of consumer innovation adoption is vast. However, the majority of research in this area has been written about economically developed economies where consumers have excess disposable income to spend on the latest gadgets. Yet, innovations benefit economically less wealthy consumers too (e.g., mobile banking, information communication technologies etc.). Such innovations have been termed pro-poor innovations by some (Ramani, SadreGhazi, and Duysters 2012) and are innovations which offer some developmental benefit within so called “Base-of-the-Pyramid” markets. The literature in this area is fragmented and scattered across numerous disciplines such as business, health, development, economics and others. Given this, researchers interested in this area have great opportunities to expand our knowledge base and contribute to an area of societal importance. This chapter reviews literature in this area, presents some challenges (opportunities!) for doing research in this context and provides a future research agenda.

Item Type: Book section
DOI/Identification number: 10.1007/978-3-319-75013-2
Uncontrolled keywords: Bottom of the pyramid, Base of the pyramid, Subsistence consumers, Bangladesh, Pro-poor innovation, Consumers, Adoption
Subjects: H Social Sciences
H Social Sciences > HF Commerce > HF5351 Business
H Social Sciences > HF Commerce > HF5415 Marketing
H Social Sciences > HF Commerce > HF5548.32 E-commerce
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > Kent Business School
Faculties > Social Sciences > Kent Business School > Marketing
Depositing User: Ben Lowe
Date Deposited: 12 Apr 2018 19:47 UTC
Last Modified: 29 May 2019 20:27 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/66711 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Lowe, Ben: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-5041-600X
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