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Innovation, Poverty and Inequality: Cause, Coincidence, or Co-evolution?

In: Handbook of Innovation Systems and Developing Countries


  • Susan E Cozzens
  • Raphael Kaplinsky


This Handbook is the first attempt to adapt the IS approach to developing countries from a theoretical and empirical viewpoint. The Handbook brings eminent scholars in economics, innovation and development studies together with promising young researchers to review the literature and push theoretical boundaries. They critically review the IS approach and its adequacy for developing countries, discuss the relationship between IS and development, and address the question of how it should be adapted to the realities of developing nations.

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  • Susan E Cozzens & Raphael Kaplinsky, 2009. "Innovation, Poverty and Inequality: Cause, Coincidence, or Co-evolution?," Chapters, in: Bengt-Åke Lundvall & K. J. Joseph & Cristina Chaminade & Jan Vang (ed.), Handbook of Innovation Systems and Developing Countries, chapter 3, Edward Elgar Publishing.
  • Handle: RePEc:elg:eechap:12943_3

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    1. Lawrence Adu Asamoah & Francesco Figari & Andrea Vezzulli, 2021. "Spillover effects of innovation and entrepreneurial activity on income inequality in developing countries: A spatial panel approach," Regional Science Policy & Practice, Wiley Blackwell, vol. 13(5), pages 1661-1686, October.
    2. Thanos Fragkandreas, 2022. "Three Decades of Research on Innovation and Inequality: Causal Scenarios, Explanatory Factors, and Suggestions," Working Papers 60, Birkbeck Centre for Innovation Management Research, revised Feb 2022.
    3. Pansera, Mario & Owen, Richard, 2015. "Framing resource-constrained innovation at the ‘bottom of the pyramid’: Insights from an ethnographic case study in rural Bangladesh," Technological Forecasting and Social Change, Elsevier, vol. 92(C), pages 300-311.
    4. Vanessa Casadella & Dimitri Uzunidis, 2021. "On the Relevance of Innovation Capacities in the Institutionalist Approach Applied to Developing Countries: Bases of Analysis," Journal of the Knowledge Economy, Springer;Portland International Center for Management of Engineering and Technology (PICMET), vol. 12(1), pages 293-309, March.
    5. Woodson, Thomas & Alcantara, Julia Torres & do Nascimento, Milena Silva, 2019. "Is 3D printing an inclusive innovation?: An examination of 3D printing in Brazil," Technovation, Elsevier, vol. 80, pages 54-62.
    6. Hodjat Shakiba & Sohrab Delangizan & Yosef Mohamadifar, 2022. "Inclusive urban entrepreneurial ecosystem policies: An application of the meta‐synthesis approach," Poverty & Public Policy, John Wiley & Sons, vol. 14(4), pages 342-380, December.
    7. Chan-Yuan Wong, 2016. "Evolutionary targeting for inclusive development," Journal of Evolutionary Economics, Springer, vol. 26(2), pages 291-316, May.
    8. Robra, Ben & Pazaitis, Alex & Giotitsas, Chris & Pansera, Mario, 2023. "From creative destruction to convivial innovation - A post-growth perspective," Technovation, Elsevier, vol. 125(C).
    9. Foster, Christopher, 2014. "Does quality matter for innovations in low income markets? The case of the Kenyan mobile phone sector," Technology in Society, Elsevier, vol. 38(C), pages 119-129.


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