Aiming Big with Small Cars: Emergence of a Lead Market in India

Aiming Big with Small Cars: Emergence of a Lead Market in India

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ISBN-13: 9783319345222
Publisher: Springer International Publishing
Publication date: 10/07/2016
Series: India Studies in Business and Economics
Edition description: Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 2014
Pages: 229
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.02(d)

About the Author

Rajnish Tiwari is senior researcher at the Institute for Technology and Innovation Management of Hamburg University of Technology (TIM-TUHH), where he has been leading the 'Global Innovation' research programme since 2006. His particular research interest focuses on internationalization of R&D in India. He has published extensively on frugal innovations and India’s automotive industry. Rajnish Tiwari leads the German-Indian Round Table (GIRT) in Hamburg.

Cornelius Herstatt is professor of Innovation Management and Director of TIM-TUHH. His research focuses on lead user and open innovation in global contexts. His recent work involves combining elements of this research with the investigation of lead markets. He has also been doing extensive research on Innovation Management practices in India and Japan. He holds a guest professorship with Tohoku-University in Sendai and is co-founder of the European Institute for Technology and Innovation Management (EITIM). Prof. Herstatt is a research alumni/fellow of the East-West Centre (Honolulu), JSPS (Japanese Society for promoting Science) and Templeton College in Oxford (UK).

Table of Contents

1.Setting the Scene: The Changing Innovation Landscape.- 2.Developing Countries and Innovation: Innovation Opportunities Spread Globally.- 3.Exploring Opportunities for Global Innovation: Contribution of the Lead Market Strategy.- 4.Growing Demand for Affordable Solutions: India as an Emerging Hub for Frugal Designs.- 5.Need for a Rethink: Challenging the Conventional Wisdom on Innovation Strategies.- 6.Investigating India’s Small Car Industry: Emergence of a Lead Market for Frugal Designs.- 7.Profile of India’s Automobile Industry.- 8.Role of Small Cars in India’s Passenger Car Segment.- 9.Shaping the Context.- 10.Conclusions.

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