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British Airways Business Life Magazine: Top 100 business ideas

The book “Frugal Innovation”, co-authored by Jaideep Prabhu, Professor of Marketing, and Navi Radjou, Fellow in Marketing at Cambridge Judge Business School, is included among 100 best business ideas. The book published in 2015 explains the principles, perspectives and techniques…

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The Hindu Business Line: India can tell the world to ‘Do Better With Less’

Western companies can learn a lot from India, say Professor Jaideep Prabhu and Navi Radjou, co-authors of Do Better With Less – Frugal Innovation for Sustainable Growth. The recently released book focuses on six principles of frugal innovation with case…

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InnoFrugal UK – Mark II

The second edition of the InnoFrugal UK conference focused on advancing the circular economy and frugal innovation. Two Cambridge Judge academics, Professor Jaideep Prabhu and Dr Khaled Soufani, looks at strides made so far and what remains to be done.…

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BBC Vietnam: A different approach to life in India

Frugal principles, embedded in people’s everyday life in India, could be beneficial to Western companies as well, says Jaideep Prabhu, Jawaharlal Nehru Professor of Indian Business and Enterprise at Cambridge Judge. “You’ve now got frugal startups doing things faster and…

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BBC: India’s ingenious approach to life

Western companies could benefit by adopting frugal principles, says Jaideep Prabhu, Jawaharlal Nehru Professor of Indian Business and Enterprise at Cambridge Judge. “You’ve now got frugal startups doing things faster and cheaper than large companies. Just look at Raspberry Pi…

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Cambridge Global Food Security: Meet the researcher

An interview with Jaideep Prabhu, Professor of Marketing and Jawaharlal Nehru Professor of Indian Business & Enterprise at Cambridge Judge. Jaideep talks about his research on frugal innovation and how this is relevant to other sectors such as global food…

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BBC Radio 4: Today

Jaideep Prabhu, Professor of Marketing and Jawaharlal Nehru Professor of Indian Business & Enterprise at Cambridge Judge, talks about frugal innovation and the role of technology. He mentions how M-Pesa started in Kenya and changed the banking system by allowing…

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Wired: 15 top thinkers on innovations that will most change our lives by 2050

Jaideep Prabhu, Professor of Marketing and Jawaharlal Nehru Professor of Indian Business & Enterprise at Cambridge Judge, comments on the implications of driverless vehicles: "It is expected that by 2030 all vehicles will be fully connected and autonomous: that is,…

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Circular and frugal

Video thoughts of participants of the inaugural edition of InnoFrugal UK, the UK’s first conference dedicated to the subject of frugal innovation and the circular economy. The inaugural edition of InnoFrugal UK, the UK’s first conference dedicated to the topic…

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Frugal innovation

Professor Jaideep Prabhu says that doing more with less makes sense – whatever your location. On 26 January 2001, an earthquake of magnitude 7.9 hit Gujarat, India, killing over 25,000 people. Mansukhbhai Prajapati, a rural potter, escaped with his life…

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Professor Jaideep Prabhu, Cambridge Judge Business School, Photographed by Anna Huix

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