Business Services In European Economic Growth by L. RubalcabaBusiness Services In European Economic Growth by L. Rubalcaba

Business Services In European Economic Growth

byL. RubalcabaEditorH. Kox

Hardcover | August 10, 2007

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The business services sector contributes heavily to European economic growth. Yet links between business services, and their role in economic growth remain under-explored. This volume provides a comprehensive approach from an applied economics perspective, covering with clear focus all the major mechanisms through which this contribution operates.
PAUL BAKER Director, Baker Research & Consulting, Brussels, and Associate Consultant at ECORYS Nederland, Rotterdam JOHN R. BRYSON Professor of Enterprises and Economic Geography, University of Birmingham, and Vice-President of the European Association for Research on Services (RESER) JOSE A. CAMACHO Professor of Applied Economics, Uni...
Title:Business Services In European Economic GrowthFormat:HardcoverDimensions:302 pages, 8.5 × 5.51 × 0.75 inPublished:August 10, 2007Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0230002021

ISBN - 13:9780230002029


Table of Contents

Foreword; W.J. Baumol Introduction; H.Kox& L.Rubalcaba PART I: BUSINESS SERVICES AND ECONOMIC GROWTH The Growth of European Business Services; L.Rubalcaba& H.Kox Business Services and their Users; I.Miles Productivity in Business Services; D.Pilat The Contribution of Business Services to Economic Growth; H.Kox& L.Rubalcaba PART II: GROWTH AND INNOVATION SPILL-OVER FROM BUSINESS SERVICES The Impact of Business Services use on Client Industries: Evidence from Input-Output Data; P.Baker IT Services and Productivity in European Industries; F.Crespi Integration and Diffusion of KIS for Industry Performance; J.A.Camacho& M.Rodríguez Innovation in Business Services: from Technological Adoption to Multiple Complementary, Concurrent Changes; J.Howells, B.S.Tether& E.Uyarra The Impact of Contractual Arrangements on Innovation in Knowledge-Intensive Business Services; A.Leiponen Organisational Innovation, Information Technology and Outsourcing to Business Services; W.Hölzl, A.Reinstaller& P.Windrum PART III: MARKET CHARACTERISTICS IN BUSINESS SERVICES Market Structure, Productivity and Scale in European Business Services; H.Kox, G.van Leeuwen& H.van der Wiel Globalisation and Global Sourcing in Business Services; L.Rubalcaba& D.van Welsum The European Internal Market for Business Services: No Open Borders Yet; H.Kox& A.Lejour A Segmentation Approach to Understanding Business and Professional Services in City-Regions: Shifting the Horizon Beyond Global Cities; J.R.Bryson& P.W.Daniels Policy Implications; H.Kox& L.Rubalcaba