Business Services In European Economic Growth

Hardcover | September 15, 2007

EditorLuis Rubalcaba, Henk Kox

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This book is about the economy of business services and their contribution to economic growth in Europe. In the last twenty years this sector contributed heavily to European economic growth in terms of employment, value added and innovation. So far however, many links between business services, their marketing function and their role in economic growth remain underexplored. This volume provides a comprehensive approach from an applied economics perspective. It has a clear focus on the contribution of business services to European economic growth, covering all the major mechanisms through which this impact operates.

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This book is about the economy of business services and their contribution to economic growth in Europe. In the last twenty years this sector contributed heavily to European economic growth in terms of employment, value added and innovation. So far however, many links between business services, their marketing function and their role i...

LUIS RUBALCABA is Professor of Applied Economy and Director of Services and Innovation at Servilab, University of Alcalá, Madrid, Spain. HENK KOX is Senior Economist at CPB Netherlands Bureau for Economic Policy Analysis, in The Netherlands.
Format:HardcoverDimensions:304 pages, 8.5 × 5.5 × 0.75 inPublished:September 15, 2007Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230002021

ISBN - 13:9780230002029

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Table of Contents

Foreword * Introduction--L.Rubalcaba & H.Kox * PART 1: BUSINESS SERVICES AND ECONOMIC GROWTH * The Contribution of Business Services to Economic Growth--H.Kox & L.Rubalcaba * A Literature Survey on Business Services--I.Miles * PART 2: THE GROWTH OF THE BUSINESS SERVICES INDUSTRY * The Growth of Business Services Industry Itself--L.Rubalcaba & H.Kox * Employment in Business Services--L.Rubalcaba * Productivity in Business Services--D.Pilat * PART 3: THE IMPACT OF BUSINESS SERVICES ON OVERALL ECONOMIC GROWTH * Business Services and the 'Baumol Disease'--A.Wolf * Growth Spillovers Generated by Business Services--P.Baker * Innovation in Business Services--J.Howells & B.Thether * Relationships with Clients and Employees in Knowledge-Intensive Business Services--A.Leiponen * Information Systems, Business Services and Organizational Innovation--W.Hölz, A.Reinstaller & P.Windrum * PART 4: STRUCTURE, DYNAMICS AND GROWTH OF BUSINESS SERVICES MARKETS * Market Structure and Scale Effects in Business Services--H.van der Wiel, G.van Leeuwen & H.Kox * Globalization and Offshoring in Business Services--L.Rubalcaba * The Regional Dimension of Business Services Markets--J.Bryson & P.Daniels * Business Services and the Internal EU Market--H.Kox & A.Lejour