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Jannes Kormann graduated in Management & Marketing (M.Sc.) from the Free University of Berlin in 2018. After his studies he worked as ERP consultant for a medium-sized company in Berlin. Since November 2020, he works as Research Associate at the Chair of International Management & Social Entrepreneurship. Jannes Kormann has gained valuable job experience in IT, Consulting and Project Management.
The post growth economy as an umbrella term for the following research areas: Defined very broadly by The Post Growth Institute, “‘Post-growth’ is a worldview that sees society operating better without the demand of constant economic growth. It proposes that widespread economic justice, social well-being and ecological regeneration are only possible when money inherently circulates through our economy.” That means the economy is built on the existing aspects of our world that are sustainable in order to create resilient futures. This includes strengthening ecologically and socially sustainable practices, while recognizing the physical limits of the earth (The Post Growth Institute, 2018). In other words, growth is a mean to an end, not an end in itself.
- Business models of social ventures as driver of system transformation towards a post-growth economy: Each start of the transformation from the dominant economic logic should begin with the analysis of applicable new business models (Hankamer et al., 2021). For this purpose, business models that actively change the system and the way of doing business are examined (Bocken & Short, 2016). Subsequently, building on a typology of business models of social enterprises these business business models are classified and the typology extended (Saebi, Foss & Linder, 2019).
- Steward owned companies as a sustainable form of organization: Examining steward-owned companies as hybrid organizations, including their business models, governance, and ownership structure. The goal is to examine how these structural components interact with the challenges of a post-growth economy.
- Social impact measurement: One of the biggest challenges for social progress is that success has so far been measured only in terms of economic growth. The measurement of social impact, which is important for social enterprises and the post-growth economy, comes with inherent problems of the qualitative nature and the variance of social impact. Therefore, a typology of social impact measures of social ventures would be beneficial in this research field.
- Business meets the Doughnut: The question here is how to apply Doughnut economics (Raworth, 2017), which is mainly used as a macroeconomic concept, to businesses.
Other related research fields:
- Issues of Social Categorization and related problems such as inequality, discrimination, and under-representation of specific social groups
- Institutions, Networks, and International Collaborations
Bocken, N., & Short, S. W. (2016). Towards a sufficiency-driven business model: Experiences and opportunities. Environmental Innovation and Societal Transitions, 18, 41–61. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.eist.2015.07.010
Hankammer, S., Kleer, R., Mühl, L., & Euler, J. (2021). Principles for organizations striving for sustainable degrowth: Framework development and application to four B Corps. Journal of Cleaner Production, 300, 126818. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jclepro.2021.126818
Raworth, K. (2017). Doughnut Economics. Seven Ways to think like a 21st-Century Economist. London.
Saebi, T., Foss, N. J., & Linder, S. (2019). Social Entrepreneurship Research: Past Achievements and Future Promises. Journal of Management, 45(1), 70–95. https://doi.org/10.1177/0149206318793196
The Post Growth Institute. (2018). About Post Growth. Retrieved January 13th, 2022, from https://www.postgrowth.org/about-post-growth-economics