Posts Tagged ‘Lead Market’

“Changing Dynamics of Lead Markets: A New Role for Emerging Economies as Innovation Hubs”

Tuesday, July 1st, 2014

An article by Rajnish Tiwari and Cornelius Herstatt, published in The European Financial Review, issue April/May 2014, pp. 69-72.

Lead markets play a crucial role in the global diffusion of innovations. Innovative firms actively seek access to such markets whilst policy makers, especially in Europe, have attempted to foster lead markets by concerted policy measures. Below, Rajnish Tiwari and Cornelius Herstatt suggest that the conventional wisdom on the emergence and functioning of lead markets needs a rethink to better reflect the changing dynamics in the global economy, and argue that dynamic economic growth in largely unsaturated markets and increasing technological capabilities are letting new lead markets emerge in the developing world.

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Symposium on Frugal Innovations in Hamburg

Thursday, October 3rd, 2013

“Mastering the Frugal Challenge: Innovating for Global Growth through Affordable Solutions”


Date: Tuesday, 19.11.2013, 9:00 – 18:00 hours
Location: Guest House of the University of Hamburg,
Rothenbaumchaussee 34, D-20148 Hamburg, German
Organizer: Center for Frugal Innovation at TIM/TUHH
Cooperation partners: German-Indian Round Table (GIRT), European Institute for Technology and Innovation Management (EITIM)
Download: Information & preliminary agenda (PDF), Registration form (PDF)

Center for Frugal Innovation @ TIM/TUHH

The inaugural symposium on frugal innovations organized by the newly-launched Center for Frugal Innovation at the Institute for Technology and Innovation Management (TIM) of Hamburg University of Technology (TUHH) intends to cover upcoming key questions on global growth in both emerging as well as developed markets through affordable and good-enough solutions.


“Mastering the Frugal Challenge”: A Symposium on the Feasibility of Frugal Innovations

Wednesday, September 18th, 2013

We at the Center for Frugal Innovation are planning a symposium on the feasibility and implementation of frugal innovations in firms. The symposium with the title “Mastering the Frugal Challenge: Innovating for Global Growth through Affordable Solutions” will take place on 19th November 2013 in Hamburg. A detailed programme agenda and the registration modalities will be released soon at this space. The symposium will be preceded by a research seminar with invited guests from universities and research institutions on the 18th November in Hamburg.

In the meantime for any enquiry please contact:, and/or our team.

Telephone contact: Dr. Rajnish Tiwari (+49 40 42878 3776)

Is Japan a Lead Market for Age-Based Innovations?

Wednesday, September 18th, 2013

要旨 | 申し込み | 場所 | 地図 | 研究プロ-ジェクト

2013年09月26日 | 6.30 P.M.

Cornelius Herstatt, Professor, Hamburg University of Technology (TUHH)

Many developed countries including Japan are undergoing comprehensive demographic change, marked by a growing share of elderly people. Product and service innovation can play a role in coping with the resulting societal challenges, especially when these help to support the preservation of elderly people’s personal autonomy. The range of these age-specific innovations is enormous and includes, for example, mobility aids and household devices but also special financial products.


Veranstaltungsankündigung: Indien als Herausforderung für “Hidden Champions”

Saturday, August 17th, 2013

Sehr geehrte Damen und Herren,

in weniger als einem Monat findet zum fünften Mal die India Week Hamburg statt.  Im Zeitraum vom 07. bis zum 15. September wird eine Vielzahl höchst interessanter Veranstaltungen zu wirtschaftlichen und kulturellen Themen dieses faszinierenden Landes angeboten.

Mit diesem Schreiben laden wir Sie sehr herzlich zu einem Symposium zum Thema

Indien als Herausforderung für „Hidden Champions“:
Erfolgsfaktoren der Marktbearbeitung für deutsche Mittelständler

ein, welches der German-Indian Round Table (GIRT) Hamburg am 10. September in Kooperation mit dem Institut für Technologie- und Innovationsmanagement der TU Hamburg-Harburg (TIM/TUHH) und der Handelskammer Hamburg organisiert. Weitere Unterstützung erfahren wir durch das Indische Generalkonsulat in Hamburg sowie unseren Medienpartner „Indien Aktuell“.