Grassroots Innovation from the Bottom of the Pyramid


  • Mohd Faiz Hilmi Universiti Sains Malaysia


Palabras clave:

innovation, grassroots innovation, productive employment


Grassroots innovation is defined as innovative product or process created at the bottom of the pyramid, usually due to necessity, hardship and challenges. This article seek to understand and examine how grassroots innovation creates productive employment. This article briefly explain the role of Yayasan Inovasi Malaysia, a government agency setup to nurture and support scientific innovation, in discovering innovative process and product at grassroots’ level.


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Biografía del autor/a

Mohd Faiz Hilmi, Universiti Sains Malaysia

Mohd Faiz Hilmi works as a lecturer at Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM). His recent researches includes innovative behavior and information security of e-learning. Prior to USM, he managed Configuration Management department at Motorola, served as IT Project Coordinator at Intel, and supported manufacturing control system at Celestica, AMD and MCMS. He holds a Doctor of Business Administration’s degree from USM, a MBA’s degree from Universiti Utara Malaysia and a B.A. in management information system from Washington State University.


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Cómo citar

Hilmi, M. F. (2012). Grassroots Innovation from the Bottom of the Pyramid. Current Opinion in Creativity, Innovation and Entrepreneurship, 1(2).



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