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Table 2 Individual Adaptation Strategies to Over-accumulation Crisis and Their Predicted Collective Effect on Economic Growth

From: Capitalism as a complex adaptive system and its growth

Strategy Predicted collective growth effect
(i) realizing additional scale economies by mergers & acquisitions the smaller, the more mature industries are
(ii) reducing labor and/or regulation costs by off-shoring production the smaller, the more mature industries are
(iii) improving standardization, automation, and/or resource efficiency depending on the circumstances of the industries
(iv) diversifying goods and services which compete with existing offers the smaller, the more saturated the markets
(v) invading markets still dominated by customized handicraft production substantial, but not repeatable
(vi) opening up ever new domains of life for mass produced goods and services substantial