Disruptive Innovation : Frugal Innovation
Frugal innovation responds to limitations in resources, whether financial, material or
institutional, and using a range of methods, turns these constraints into an advantage.
Through minimising the use of resources in development, production and delivery, or by
leveraging them in new ways, frugal innovation results in dramatically lower-cost products
and services. Successful frugal innovations are not only low cost, but outperform the
alternative, and can be made available at large scale.
To that end, provide a 3000-word report that critically analyses whether firms can exploit
Frugal Innovation to disrupt incumbents [Is it possible, How, Why, When, are there
limitations, contradictions- which sectors lend themselves to this- does reverse, catalytic
innovation play a role etc]. To do this, it’s vital to use a specific sector and firm as well as
offer a clear understanding of both Disruption and Frugal innovation.
You MUST anchor their arguments on both practical and theoretical dimensions
Contradictions MUST be identified and addressed.
I would suggest doing a comprehensive study of frugal Innovation prior to commencement of
THIS IS NOT A DECRIPTIVE TASK THAT REQUIRES YOU TO RELY INFORMATION IN THE PUBLIC DOMAIN
BUT AN ANALYSIS OF WHETHER FRUGAL INNOVATION CAN OFFER THE FOUNDATION FOR
EVERY STUDENT MUST PROVIDE A BRIEF ON THE STRUCTURE TO BE USED PRIOR TO DEVELOPING
THE FINAL PIECE OF WORK