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Sustainability 2016, 8(10), 1034;

How Frugal Innovation Promotes Social Sustainability

LUT School of Business and Management, Lappeenranta University of Technology, Lahti 15140, Finland
Academic Editor: Yongrok Choi
Received: 27 June 2016 / Revised: 5 October 2016 / Accepted: 11 October 2016 / Published: 15 October 2016
(This article belongs to the Section Economic, Business and Management Aspects of Sustainability)
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There is a need to develop an understanding of how frugal innovation promotes social sustainability. The objective of this paper is to find the connections between the two concepts of social sustainability and frugal innovation, by reviewing the existing literature concerning both fields. This paper presents a framework that identifies essential themes of social sustainability and explores them through frugal innovation. The framework builds on the important themes of social sustainability and shows their relevance in practice through frugal innovation. The notion of frugal innovation can be viewed as an approach towards realizing social sustainability and fulfilling the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals. View Full-Text
Keywords: social sustainability; frugal innovation; practice; Sustainable Development Goals social sustainability; frugal innovation; practice; Sustainable Development Goals

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