Frugality-based advantage

Kazuhiro Asakawa, Alvaro Cuervo-Cazurra, C. Annique Un

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We analyze frugality-based advantage and explain its types and implications. Frugality-based advantage is an advantage that a firm achieves over competitors in its ability to develop and use frugal innovations, that is, innovations that overcome external resource constraints. We differentiate among three types of frugality-based advantages based on the external constraints they solve: (1) Input frugality-based advantage, which is the result of addressing restrictions in the provision of inputs needed for the production process; (2) Income frugality-based advantage, which is driven by solving limitations in the income of consumers; and (3) Infrastructure frugality-based advantage, which is the outcome of resolving constraints in the hard and soft infrastructure of the country. We explain how these three types of frugality-based advantages differ in their transferability across locations and their sustainability across time. Frugality-based advantage complements the resource-based view by explaining how the scarcity of external resources, rather than their abundance, can support the advantage of some firms.

本文言語English
論文番号101879
ジャーナルLong Range Planning
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DOI
出版ステータスPublished - 2019 8

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • 地理、計画および開発
  • 財務
  • 戦略と経営

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