fbpx An exploratory study of product development in emerging economies: evidence from medical device testing in India | Harvard Kennedy School


  • Stefan Thomke


May 25, 2018, Paper: "Recent research has studied innovation in emerging economies. However, microlevel product development processes in these economies are relatively unexplored, and the mechanisms by which the emerging economy context might affect such processes are still unclear. In this paper, we explore the testing routines fundamental to product development in one emerging economy. Based on an exploratory field study of medical device development projects in India, we observe the frequent, iterative testing of prototypes in clinical settings and investigate the related learning process."

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