Frugal Innovations in Technological and Institutional Infrastructure: Impact of Mobile Phone Technology on Productivity, Public Service Provision and Inclusiveness

This paper examines frugal innovations as processes, products and systems that affect the resource constraints that are typical for many developing countries. The focus is on the impacts of mobile phone technology-induced frugal innovations’ on the resource constraints and how these influence productivity, public services provision and inclusiveness.

Title: Frugal Innovations in Technological and Institutional Infrastructure: Impact of Mobile Phone Technology on Productivity, Public Service Provision and Inclusiveness
Authors: Altamirano, Monica A.
Beers, Cees P. van
Year: 2018
Periodical: European Journal of Development Research (ISSN 0957-8811)
Volume: 30
Issue: 1
Period: January
Pages: 84-107
Language: English
Geographic term: world
External link: https://doi.org/10.1057%2Fs41287-017-0115-2
Abstract: This paper examines frugal innovations as processes, products and systems that affect the resource constraints that are typical for many developing countries. The focus is on the impacts of mobile phone technology-induced frugal innovations’ on the resource constraints and how these influence productivity, public services provision and inclusiveness.