Analysing pro-poor innovation acceptance by income segments

Hasan, Md Rajibul, Shams, S. M. Riad, Rahman, Mizan and Haque, Shamim Ehsanul (2020) Analysing pro-poor innovation acceptance by income segments. Management Decision . ISSN 0025-1747

Full content URL: https://doi.org/10.1108/MD-09-2019-1301

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Abstract

Purpose
To enhance the understanding of the moderating influence of different bottom of the pyramid (BOP) income segments on the antecedents of pro-poor innovation acceptance.

Design/methodology/approach
In this study, 320 BOP consumers with a range of low-to-moderate literacy and low-income levels were used as a convenience non-probability sample for undertaking quantitative analyses.

Findings
Only the influence of perceived usefulness on intention is moderated by income segments, such that the effect will be stronger for low-income BOP segment. Moreover, the influences of relative advantage, compatibility and observability on intention are moderated by income segments.

Practical implications
This empirical work has considerable private sector and public policy implications for companies and government designing/selling products for millions of poor people in developing and emerging economies.

Originality/value
This study contributes originally to knowledge in the subject area as there are very few studies that clearly and systematically analyse the key antecedents influencing the adoption intention of pro-poor technological innovations in the BOP market.

Keywords:bottom of the pyramid consumers, innovation acceptance, income segments
Subjects:N Business and Administrative studies > N500 Marketing
N Business and Administrative studies > N120 International Business studies
N Business and Administrative studies > N211 Strategic Management
N Business and Administrative studies > N200 Management studies
Divisions:Lincoln International Business School
ID Code:40609
Deposited On:16 Apr 2020 11:05

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