Research & Publications

Selected Publications


Peer reviewed journals

On Diffusion of Toilets as Bottom of the Pyramid Innovation: Lessons from Social Entrepreneurs. Journal of Technological Forecasting and Social Change, 79(4), p. 676-687. with Shyama Ramani and Geert Duysters [link]


Chapters in edited books

Where is the toilet please? On the evolution of the innovation system in the Indian sanitation sector. In “Innovation in India: Combining Economic Growth with Inclusive Development”, Shyama Ramani (ed.), Cambridge University Press, Forthcoming, with Shyama Ramani

Paving the way for rural innovation: partnership and value creation in a private sector initiative, In “Dynamics of Rural Innovation: A Primer for Emerging Professionals”, R. Pyburn & J. Woodhill (eds.), Royal Tropical Institute Press , Amsterdam, 2012 [link]

Corporate innovation and low-income markets: a strategic framework in “Negocios en la Base de la Pirámide y Creación de Empleo”, Helena Ancos (ed.). Madrid: Editorial Complutense, with Geert Duysters, 2010 (translated to Spanish)

Saraman: Affordable Earthquake-Safe Schools and Housing. Growing Inclusive Markets, Case Study No. B090. New York: United Nations Development Programme, 2010 [link]

Serving Low-income Markets: Rethinking MNCs strategies, in “Multinationals and Emerging Economies: the Quest for Innovation and Sustainability”, G. Duysters, W. Dolfsma and I. Costa (eds.), Edward Elgar, London, 2009, with Geert Dusyters [Link]

Product Innovation for Low-income Markets: Beyond making cheap goods, in Global CSR Case-book: Business and Poverty, edited by ICEP and CODESPA, Vienna , 2008 [link]

Conference Proceedings

Making the Markets Work for the Poor,  Conference Beyond Rio +20: Emerging Challenges and Opportunities, Accra, Ghana  20-22 Nov 2013,

Challenges of Corporate Involvement in Pro-Poor Innovation, 9th Globelics conference, Buenos Aires, Argentina, 15-17th November 2011

Understanding Dynamics of Pro-poor Innovation, DIME final conference, Maastricht, The Netherlands, 6 April 2011

Enabling Mechanisms for Innovation at the Base of the Pyramid, proceedings of 6th International Conference on Innovation and Management, Sao Paulo, Brazil, 8-10 December 2009

Taking Innovation to the poor: Lessons from sanitation activists in India, proceedings of Globelcis international conference, Senegal, 6-8 Oct 2009, with Shayama Ramani

Identifying Disruptive Innovations – Experiences from a Pulp and Paper Company, proceedings of the 7th Int’l Continuous Innovation Network (CINet) conference, Lucca, Italy, 8-12 Sept. 2006, with Mats Magnusson and Bengt Jarrehult.