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Resource typeBachelor Thesis
Title(s)To Grow or not to Grow That is the Question: A Critical Assessment of Business Model Frameworks Beyond Growth
Creatorvon Groeling, Valessja
Study programmeInternational Business Administration & Entrepreneurship
RefereeWenzel, Matthias
AdvisorMeyer, Verena
AbstractThe objective of this research is to question the growth orthodoxy of the current economic system. To do so, this thesis makes use of an overarching vision within the planetary boundaries. Decisive growth factors are growth in material throughput, the profit maximization imperative, and our current understanding of prosperity. A business model framework beyond growth meets these growth factors on the organizational level. It synthesizes a review of existing frameworks from the degrowth, post-growth, sufficiency, and steady-state economy literature. The synthesized framework offers clear principles to assess and inspire organizations to act as change agents within the current economic system.
KeywordsDegrowth; Postgrowth; Sufficiency economy; Steady-state economy; Backcasting
Date of thesis submission2024-01-29
Year of publication in PubData2024
Publishing typeFirst publication
Date issued2024-04-04
Creation contextStudy
Granting InstitutionLeuphana Universität Lüneburg
Published byMedien- und Informationszentrum, Leuphana Universität Lüneburg
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