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Good innovations?

Not everything that is branded an innovation makes the world a better place and there are many examples of socially and environmentally harmful innovations. The research literature has acknowledged this problem by trying to specify inclusive innovations, responsible innovations, sustainable innovations, frugal innovations, grassroots innovations, social innovations, and so on. The aim of this thesis will be to engage with these different notions to get back to the basic question: when should we endorse an innovation as something desirable? You can integrate this topic with more specific case studies and focus on a particular geographic area.