World is 'obsessed with growth,' Graeme Maxton
28 November 2012 Last updated at 06:27 GMT
Asian economic growth stands out in comparison to many countries in the developed world.
But some critics are concerned about the focus on economic growth alone.
Graeme Maxton, a fellow of the international think-tank, The Club of Rome, told the BBC's Asia Business Report that the world "had become obsessed with growth".