Postdoc research position on frugal and inclusive business models at the inter-university Centre for Frugal Innovation in Africa
The Centre for Frugal Innovation in Africa (CFIA), a research centre of Leiden University, Delft University of Technology and Erasmus University Rotterdam, based at the International Institute of Social Studies in the Hague, The Netherlands, seeks to fill a postdoc-position for research on Frugal Innovations and Responsible Entrepreneurship: Case Studies in the Water and Health Sectors in East Africa.
This project is funded by the Netherlands Scientific Research Organization (NWO) and by three private partners: Philips N.V., OASEN and Hatenboer-Water BV. In addition to a team of senior researchers, the research team consists of a PhD candidate and two postdoctoral researchers. The current vacancy is for a postdoc position on frugal and inclusive business models.
Description research project
The research project aims to build a framework of frugal innovations integrating ethical and social elements in both the product development cycle (PDC) and in the frugal business models. The framework should provide a scientific underpinning of how and when frugal innovations, through integrating value sensitive designs and inclusive business models, are more likely to contribute to sustainable development and business success, of among others Dutch companies in the sectors “Life Sciences and Health” and “Water” in Kenya and Uganda.