Title: Capturing niche development in secondary disease prevention through a salutogenesis-bioeconomy framework: trends from Kenya
Authors: Ruth Oriama; Robert Mudida; Thierry Burger-Helmchen
Addresses: BETA, CNRS, INRAE, University of Strasbourg, 61 avenue de la Forêt Noire, 67000 Strasbourg, France; Central Bank of Kenya, P.O. Box 60000-00200, Haile Selassie Avenue, Nairobi, Kenya ' Central Bank of Kenya, P.O. Box 60000-00200, Haile Selassie Avenue, Nairobi, Kenya ' BETA, CNRS, INRAE, University of Strasbourg, 61 avenue de la Forêt Noire, 67000 Strasbourg, France
Abstract: The development of innovation-driven secondary prevention interventions in a niche environment could increase competitiveness in health bioeconomy-related activities. We use trends from Kenya to present a conceptual framework, 'the salutogenesis-bioeconomy framework', illustrating how a knowledge-based bioeconomy contributes to health demand conditions. This conceptualisation sheds light on how preventive medicine interventions in a knowledge-based bioeconomy paradigm can contribute to sustainable niche development and, consequently, competitiveness. Four themes are presented: market prototype innovations, ecological fix innovations, technological fix innovations and techno-ecological fix innovations. This framework elucidates the contribution of preventive medicine interventions to sustainable niche development and health demand conditions in a knowledge-based bioeconomy paradigm.
Keywords: health; bioeconomy; knowledge-systems; economic-transitions; innovation.
International Journal of Technological Learning, Innovation and Development, 2021 Vol.13 No.4, pp.341 - 369
Received: 10 Mar 2021
Accepted: 25 Aug 2021
Published online: 14 Feb 2022 *