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Responsible innovation at the bottom of the pyramid

Arpita Agnihotri (Northland College, Ashland, Wisconsin, USA)

Journal of Business Strategy

ISSN: 0275-6668

Article publication date: 15 May 2017

Abstract

Purpose

This paper aims to explore various routes through firms can meet needs of the Bottom of the Pyramid (BoP) consumers in a socially responsible manner.

Design/methodology/approach

This is viewpoint paper based on evidences from archival sources.

Findings

The authors list possible and divergent answers to the following question: how to make innovations meaningful at BOP so that they can be acclaimed socially responsible for the BoP consumers.

Originality/value

Responsible innovation is yet unexplored part of business strategy especially in emerging markets. The authors throw light on this aspect.

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Citation

Agnihotri, A. (2017), "Responsible innovation at the bottom of the pyramid", Journal of Business Strategy, Vol. 38 No. 3, pp. 40-47. https://doi.org/10.1108/JBS-02-2016-0018

Publisher

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Emerald Publishing Limited

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