n African Journal of Science, Technology, Innovation and Development - Jugaad Innovation: A Frugal and Flexible Approach to Innovation for the 21st Century, Navi Radjou, Jaideep Prabhu and Simone Ahuja : book review

Volume 7, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 2042-1338
  • E-ISSN: 2042-1346
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Jugaad is the most used and abused word in both academic as well as policy-making circles these days. The reason, of course, is that its interpretation is flexible and can be used to indicate everything from a village-level intervention to catch fish to a sophisticated innovation in software. All this doesn't add as much to confusion as it keeps the term and all that it represents relevant. Jugaad in formal academics is a small innovation from a set of things already existing to produce a contraption that is useful in a given socio-economic context.

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