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dc.contributor.authorHankammer, Stephan
dc.contributor.authorKleer, Robin
dc.contributor.authorMühl, Lena
dc.contributor.authorEuler, Johannes
dc.date.accessioned2021-09-29T14:11:30Z
dc.date.available2021-09-29T14:11:30Z
dc.date.issued2021en_US
dc.identifier.issn0959-6526
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.jclepro.2021.126818
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12127/6973
dc.description.abstractEconomic growth is generally seen as a central economic and political goal. The critique of this view has increased recently. In this context post-growth concepts, such as sustainable degrowth, emerged as an alternative paradigm focusing on ensuring human wellbeing within planetary boundaries. Since business activity is a key driving force behind economic growth, the role of corporate organizations in a transition towards a post-growth society is a particularly challenging question. It is still unclear, for instance, what business models for organizations approaching degrowth could look like. Therefore, our study aims to contribute to understanding guiding principles for organizations approaching degrowth. In this exploratory work, we use a two-step approach: First, based on a systematic literature review, we derive principles for a conceptual framework composed of business-relevant claims in the degrowth discourse in order to assemble and synergize fragmented findings. The resulting conceptual framework serves to describe and assess organizations with respect to their approximation to degrowth. Second, we apply the framework to four organizations certified as B Corps based on qualitative content analysis of interviews with corporate representatives and additional company data. Overall, our findings show that B Corps rather successfully implement numerous degrowth-approaching principles in their organization within our current economic system, while none of the organizations is seen as fully degrowth-conform. With our analysis we uncover significant tensions regarding growth-orientation and identify further needs for empirical and conceptual research.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherElsevieren_US
dc.subjectSustainable Degrowthen_US
dc.subjectCorporate Organizationsen_US
dc.subjectBusiness Modelen_US
dc.subjectB Corpsen_US
dc.subjectFramework Developmenten_US
dc.subjectFramework Applicationen_US
dc.titlePrinciples for organizations striving for sustainable degrowth: Framework development and application to four B Corpsen_US
dc.identifier.journalJournal of Cleaner Productionen_US
dc.source.volume300en_US
dc.source.issueJuneen_US
dc.contributor.departmentAlanus University of Arts and Social Sciences, Villestr. 3, 53347, Alfter, Germanyen_US
dc.contributor.departmentRWTH Aachen University, Templergraben 55, 52062, Aachen, Germanyen_US
dc.contributor.departmentInstitute for Ecological Economy Research (IÖW), Potsdamer Str. 105, 10785, Berlin, Germanyen_US
vlerick.knowledgedomainInnovation Managementen_US
vlerick.typearticleJournal article with impact factoren_US
vlerick.vlerickdepartmentEGSen_US
dc.identifier.vperid228947en_US


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