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Chasing Innovation: Making Entrepreneurial Citizens in Modern India

Lilly Irani


Can entrepreneurs develop a nation, serve the poor, and pursue creative freedom, all while generating economic value? This book shows the contradictions that arise as designers, engineers, and businesspeople frame development and governance as opportunities to innovate. The book documents the rise of “entrepreneurial citizenship” in India over the past seventy years, demonstrating how a global ethos of development through design has come to shape state policy, economic investment, and the middle class in one of the world's fastest-growing nations. The book chronicles the practices and mindsets ... More

Keywords: entrepreneur, India, development, professional design, entrepreneurial citizenship, economic value, innovation, power hierarchy

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9780691175140
Published to Princeton Scholarship Online: September 2019 DOI:10.23943/princeton/9780691175140.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Lilly Irani, author
University of California