Can breaktrhough innovations serve the poor (bop) and create reputational (CSR) value? Indian case studies

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Publication date: Available online 17 August 2013Source:Technovation Author(s): Shyama V. Ramani , Vivekananda Mukherjee Though radical and complex reengineered product innovations are not discussed much in either the ‘Corporate Social Responsibility’ (CSR) or the ‘Base of the Income Pyramid’ (BoP) literature, both support the premise that if an innovation serves the poor, then it will … Read more

Intellectual Property In Technological Innovations : Perceptions From Tech Startups In Kenyan ICT Hubs


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ICT Hubs act as a meeting place for technology entrepreneurs where new ideas are discussed and inventions built. In such dynamic spaces, Intellectual Property (IP) could either protect young, nascent ideas or stifle innovation and collaboration. In order to better understand how tech startups working out of ICT Hubs view IP in their technological innovations; iHub Research conducted an exploratory research with 15 tech startups.

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