A Holistic Approach to Comprehending the Complexity of the Post-growth Era: The Emerging Profile

  • Gandolfo DominiciEmail author
  • Vasja Roblek
  • Rosa Lombardi
Part of the Springer Proceedings in Complexity book series (SPCOM)


The goal of this study is to investigate the problems caused by the rapid growth of the global economy, coupled with high population growth and the excessive exploitation of natural resources. The global economy will not be able to maintain its current speed of growth in the long term, so a paradigm shift in production and consumption is necessary, if the collapse of ecosystems and the concurrent depletion of natural resources are to be avoided. This is the reason why capitalism needs to take a turn towards a sustainable and naturally harmonized development model.


Consumption Economic development Sustainable growth Postgrowth era Welfare Indicators 



To cope with regulation on Academic publishing we declare that although this study is based on a collaborative effort by all authors, Sects. 4.1, 4.3.1 and 4.3.2 can be attributed to Gandolfo Dominici; Sects. 4.2, 4.3.3 and 4.4 can be attributed to Vasja Roblek and Sect. 4.5 to Rosa Lombardi.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Gandolfo Dominici
    • 1
    • 2
    Email author
  • Vasja Roblek
    • 3
  • Rosa Lombardi
    • 4
  1. 1.Business Systems LaboratoryRomaItaly
  2. 2.Department S.E.A.S., Polytechnic SchoolUniversity of PalermoPalermoItaly
  3. 3.Independent Researcher and Management ConsultantTrzicSlovenia
  4. 4.Business AdministrationLink Campus UniversityRomeItaly

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