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Started 4th May, 2022

Post-growth organisation cases wanted (for research purposes)

Are you an entrepreneur (or enterprise) who tries to follow post-growth/degrowth principles in your organisation? Or do you know someone who does? If yes, we need you!
We are Giacomo, Tom and Daniele, researchers in economics and business at the universities of Perugia, Groeningen and Barcelona. We are currently investigating how organisations - especially businesses - around the world are trying to go “post-growth” in their strategy and day-to-day activities. For this reason, we want to briefly interview members of organisations/businesses who are actively trying to include elements of post-growth/degrowth theories into their organisations/businesses’ activities.
If you think that you belong to this category, please feel free to contact us:
Thomas Long - t.b.long@rug.nl
#research #postgrowth #degrowth

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17th Jun, 2022
Mario Pansera
University of Vigo
we're organising a post-growth organization workshop in september in Pontevedra. inbox me for info
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17th Jun, 2022
Mario Pansera
University of Vigo
we're organising a post-growth organization workshop in september in Pontevedra. inbox me for info
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30th Jun, 2022
Giovanni Cunico
UNSW Sydney
Hi guys, most likely you already are aware of that. Anyway, you could take a look, get involved and send a message through the degrowth society channels (i.e. newsletters). https://degrowth.info/
I recently also wrote about cooperatives trying to implement degrowth
You may find some useful references in there about other organisations implementing degrwoth.
Finally, the climate action journal has this following topical collection https://link.springer.com/collections/aafafbhfaf which could be interested in your work. Hopefully this help anyhow, good luck!
18th Aug, 2022
Svenja Quitsch
Universität Kassel
I might be able to get you in touch with a few organizations in Germany if that is of interest to you. I was recently involved in a dialogue-lab on post-growth economics initiated by Friends of the Earth and we had some fascinating discussions with start-ups on growth imperatives, growth independence and degrowth. Message me for more info etc.
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