Frugal Innovation and Innovative Creation


  • Bouvier-Patron Paul

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Businesses and enterprises can no longer avoid the concern of their environmental impact, which calls into question their economic activities. Frugal Innovation and Innovative Creation is at the crossroads of economics and management in business, particularly focused on innovative enterprises and their interactions with the natural environment. Navigating these interactions can be perceived as a costly constraint by these companies, especially in an innovation process, which is already very expensive. The aim of this book is therefore to highlight the need for a satisfactory level of technology while innovating, without risking damage to the natural environment. The challenge here is to propose a form of frugal innovation that is likely to be successful, while also mindful of the environmental considerations from the outset, hence the concept of environmental frugal innovation. Furthermore, by questioning the practice of innovative creation (especially if it integrates the ideas of respect for and preservation of the natural environment), this book reveals the importance of two key elements which are present regardless of the modality (the level of technology and organization): improvisation and bricolage.

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