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Beyond the market economy

The capitalist market economy is the economy of the industrial age. Will it also remain the economy of the dawning digital age? From the point of view of sustainable development, however, the fact that the previous pressure to grow has caused ecological and social problems that bring human societies into considerable difficulties. Another argument against this is the fact that advancing digitization enables a new way of doing business that does not require growth, gainful employment, patents, shares, entrepreneurial competition or marketing and can still be innovative. For the first time since the rise and fall of socialism, an alternative to the market economy has developed that has the potential to become a global economy.

The author
Dr. Oliver Stengel is a research associate in the field of sustainable development at the Bochum University of Applied Sciences and a lecturer at the Münster University of Applied Sciences. Before that he was employed as a research assistant in the research group “Sustainable Production and Consumption” at the Wuppertal Institute and at the Institute for Sociology at the University of Jena.


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Authors and affiliations

  1. 1. Bochum University of Applied SciencesBochumGermany

About the authors

Dr. Oliver Stengel works at the Bochum University of Applied Sciences in the field of sustainability science.

Bibliographic information

  • Book TitleBeyond the market economy
  • Book Subtitle Economy in the 21st Century
  • AuthorsOliver stalk
  • DOIhttps: //
  • Copyright InformationSpringer Fachmedien Wiesbaden2016
  • Publisher NameSpringer, Wiesbaden
  • eBook Packages Social Science and Law (German Language)
  • Hardcover ISBN978-3-658-11758-0
  • eBook ISBN978-3-658-11759-7
  • Edition Number1
  • Number of PagesXII, 287
  • Number of Illustrations0 b / w illustrations, 0 illustrations in color
  • TopicsPopular Social Sciences
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