Published articles

Levänen, J., Lyytinen, T., Gatica, S. 2018. Modelling the Interplay Between Institutions and Circular Economy Business Models: A Case Study of Battery Recycling in Finland and Chile. Ecological Economics, Volume 154, Pages 373-382.

Hossain, M., Simula, H. and Halme, M. 2016. Can frugal go global? Diffusion patterns of frugal innovations. Technology in Society, 46: 132-139.

Hyvärinen, A., Keskinen, M. and Varis, O., 2016. Potential and Pitfalls of Frugal Innovation in the Water Sector: Insights from Tanzania to Global Value Chains. Sustainability, 8(9), p.888

Numminen, S., Lund, P.D., 2016. Frugal energy innovations for developing countries – a framework. Global Challenges doi:10.1002/gch2.1012

D’Agostino, A.L., Lund, P.D., Urpelainen, J., 2016. The business of distributed solar power: a comparative case study of centralized charging stations and solar microgrids. Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews: Energy and Environment. doi:10.1002/wene.209

Hietapuro, M. & Halme, M. 2015. Development through Innovation and Entrepreneurship. In Casado-Caneque, F. & Hart, S. Base of the Pyramid 3.0: Sustainable Greenleaf Publishing. Chapter 9, pp. 142-160. BOP 3.0 Partnerships Hietapuro Halme 2015

Hossain, M. Grassroots innovation: A systematic review of two decades of research. Journal of Cleaner Production, Volume 137, 20 November 2016.

Levänen, J., Hossain, M., Lyytinen, T., Hyvärinen, A., Numminen, S. and Halme, M. 2016. Implications of frugal innovations on sustainable development: Evaluation of water and energy innovations. Sustainability, volume 8(1).

Simula, H., Hossain, M. and Halme, M. 2015. Frugal and Reverse Innovations – Quo Vadis? Current Science, volume 109(9), pp. 1567-1572.

Lindeman, S. 2014. “Until We Live Like They Live in Europe”: A Multilevel Framework for Community Empowerment in Subsistence Markets. Journal of Macromarketing, volume 34(2), pp. 171-185.

Halme, M., Kourula, A., Lindeman, S., Kallio, G., Lima-Toivanen, M., Korsunova, A. 2015. Sustainability Innovation at the Base of the Pyramid through Multi-Cited Rapid Ethnography. In Corporate Social Responsibility and Environmental Management 2015.

Lindeman, S. 2012. Market formation in subsistence contexts: a study of informal waste trade practices in Tanzania and Brazil. Consumption Markets & Culture, volume 15(2), pp. 235-257.

Halme, M., Lindeman, S. & Linna, P. 2012. Innovation for Inclusive Business: Intrapreneurial Bricolage in Multinational Corporations. Journal of Management Studies. Volume 49, Issue 4, pages 743-784.


In progress

Hybrid organizing at the global level: Exploring the roles of an intermediator in solving complex sustainability challenges. Levänen, Lindeman (in progress).

Bridging institutional voids in BOP markets through the development of balancing practices between subsistence, market and development logics. Levänen, Lindeman, Tervo, Lyytinen, Halme (in progress).

Rapid urbanization and lagging infrastructures: Exploring systemic water and energy challenges in Namibia. Savela et al. (in progress).

Modelling the interplay between institutions and circular economy business models: a case study of battery recycling in Finland and Chile. Levänen, Lyytinen, Gatica (under review).

Sustainable Business Models of Small-Scale Renewable Energy Systems: Two Resource-Scarce Approaches for Design and Manufacturing. Lyytinen (in progress).

Inclusive Entrepreneurship as Institutional Work: Leveraging the Capability Approach to Understand Impacts on Structural Inequality, Lindeman, Levänen, Lyytinen, Bandi and Halme (in progress).

Modelling interconnected business models in the circular economy value chain: The story of portable batteries. Lyytinen, Levänen (in progress)

How starting points influence the frugal innovation process? Hossain, Levänen, Lindeman (in progress).

Coping with and benefiting from institutional complexity: How do actors in the field of impact investing employ management practices of hybrid organizing? Master thesis: Tapionsalo.

Addressing BOP innovation uncertainties – pathways from agile innovation towards and establised multipartnership model. Hyvärinen, Keskinen, Levänen, Varis (in progress).

Industry-academia collaboration as a pathway to co-create sustainable innovations for BOP markets. Hyvärinen, Wierenga (in progress).

Co-creation as Sensemaking: Collaboration in Inclusive Business Creation in Low-income Contexts. Nahi, Halme, Jack, S. (under review).

Engaging users in the design of homes in the rapidly urbanizing Global South. Sandman, Lindeman (in progress).

Labour ward architecture concept for low resource settings: Spreading seedlings globally while growing roots locally. Sandman, Levänen (in progress).

“How starting points influence the frugal innovation process? Hossain, Levänen, Lindeman (in progress).” on nyt Spatial Effectuation: Combining Theories to Understand Entrepreneurial Innovation Processes. Wierenga, Lindeman, Levänen, Hossain (in progress).

A Bricolage Approach to Scaling Innovations Developed by Grassroots Entrepreneurs in Resource-Scarce Environments. Wierenga (in progress).

Master thesis

How might collaborative and human-centered design influence social change?. Master thesis: Fukamati.

Binding local techniques to safer health facilities. Labour ward in Namibia. Master thesis: Rantanen.

How to move innovations from developing countries to advanced markets? A multiple case study of three archetypes of reverse innovation. Master thesis: Mielonen.