From Jugaad to Systematic Innovation: The Challenge for India

I have tried my best to be objective. A bit about my background: I am self-employed and help organizations to become more innovative and do this for living. Books I read fall into three categories: This book "From jugaad to systematic to systematic innovation" fell into the second category.

The central question this book tries to address is as follows: Why is it that India is unable to be the source of major innovations on a sustained basis even through it has some of the most individually talented people in the world? Why is India an "uneven" innovator? It addresses this question in 3 steps: First, it tries to answer: Second, the author makes an assessment of "Where do we stand? And third, "Why has India failed to achieve its innovation potential?

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At the end the author gives a seven-point agenda for going from jugaad to systematic innovation. Innovation systems approach sees firms as the locus of innovation. And firm's propensity to innovate depends upon 3 factors: Is there enough competition? The firm should be able to convert the ideas into marketable products and services.

The author shows that while liberalization has brought a change in the first factor incentive , the eco-system in India lacks both inputs and capacity. I found following 3 things very useful: National innovation systems perspective: Before reading this book, I didn't know how academicians have looked at national innovation ecosystem. The book presents four frameworks: I see myself referring back to these.

From Jugaad to Systematic Innovation: The Challenge for India

This book made me look into the history of technology and innovation management in India. The case on the rise and fall of CDoT was particularly an eye-opener. Evolution of innovation in other countries: As I read this book, I got interested in understanding how innovation capabilities developed in other countries - especially South Korea, Taiwan and Israel.

If you are game for some reflection on innovation scene in India, I strongly recommend this book. Nice historical record of business development and the adaption of the idea of innovation as competitive advantage. Repeats main points often. See all 3 reviews. Amazon Giveaway allows you to run promotional giveaways in order to create buzz, reward your audience, and attract new followers and customers.

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To ask other readers questions about From Jugaad to Systematic Innovation , please sign up. These days a number of farmers, agricultural workers, craftsmen and young citizens in the rural areas in a developing country like India are emerging as enthusiast innovators. Evolution of innovation in other countries: Refresh and try again. Aashish marked it as to-read Apr 23,

View or edit your browsing history. Get to Know Us. English Choose a language for shopping. Not Enabled Word Wise: Chapter 1 introduces the topic and explains why innovation is important for India. Chapter 2 draws on theory and country experiences to identify the factors influencing innovation output. Chapter 4 seeks explanations for why India has been unable to achieve its innovation potential. The final chapter proposes a road map to put India on a higher industrial innovation trajectory.

His book is a great account of the history of innovation in the post-industrial era.

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He has his pulse on issues that hold Indians from going to the next level. Kindle Edition , pages. Published first published December 5th To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

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