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Title: Bottom-up grassroots innovation in transport: motivations, barriers and enablers
Authors: Ross, Tracy
Mitchell, Val
May, Andrew
Keywords: User innovation
Social entrepreneurs
Sustainable transport
Issue Date: 2012
Publisher: © Taylor And Francis
Citation: ROSS, T., MITCHELL, V. and MAY, A., 2012. Bottom-up grassroots innovation in transport: motivations, barriers and enablers. Transportation Planning and Technology, 35 (4), pp.469-489.
Abstract: There is a growing phenomenon of ‘grassroots’ innovation, i.e. that triggered by individual users or communities (physical or virtual) seeking a solution to a personal or societal problem. This has great potential as a new source of sustainable transport innovations, but has been received little attention to date. This study conducted 16 in-depth interviews and a workshop with grassroots innovators in transport. A detailed thematic analysis of the interview data identified: catalysts for the idea and the motivation behind its pursuit; the barriers experienced (those that were overcome and those that were not); and the enablers that permitted the innovations to continue and to flourish. The paper concludes by identifying the conditions that need to exist for such innovations to be created, developed and exploited in order that their potential for increasing the sustainability of the transport system can be fulfilled.
Description: This article was published in the journal, Transportation Planning and Technology [© Taylor & Francis], available online at: http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/03081060.2012.680820
Version: Accepted for publication
DOI: 10.1080/03081060.2012.680820
URI: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/10633
Publisher Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/03081060.2012.680820
ISSN: 0308-1060
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