Service Industries and Regions

Service Industries and Regions

Author: Juan R. Cuadrado-Roura

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9783642358012

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 447

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The service sector in most advanced economies accounts for up to seventy percent of employment and GDP and, given its growing importance, has received much research attention over the last two decades. However, not very much attention has been paid to the relationship between this sector and both its territorial impact and regional effects. The main objective of this book is to offer a comprehensive approach to these aspects, focusing particularly on the location factors of service industries and the importance of some specific services, such as business services and knowledge and information services. The contributions have been prepared by well-known experts in the field from a wide number of countries. The focus of all contributions is not only on theoretical aspects, but also provides empirical analyses on specific countries and topics such as the geographical concentration, globalization impacts, foreign direct investments, and innovation.

Service Industries in Regional Development

Service Industries in Regional Development

Author: William J. Coffey

Publisher: IRPP

ISBN: 0886451035

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 166

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This document presents a broad empirical picture of the national, regional, and urban structure of the Canadian economy. It identifies the factors which may be causing the relative shift towards employment in service industries and occupations, and shows that the lack of actual data on interregional flows of service outputs effectively precludes the empirical testing of regional general equilibrium models involving service industries. It concludes by bringing forth the regional policy implications embedded in the conceptual and empirical work on service industries.

Service Industries

Service Industries

Author: Peter W. Daniels

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135836238

Category: Science

Page: 428

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The first major synthesis of an emerging geography which is undoubtedly changing the way in which academics, planners and policy-makers identify and interpret the spatial development of cities and regions in the 1980s.

Towns, Regions and Industries

Towns, Regions and Industries

Author: Jon Stobart

Publisher: Manchester University Press

ISBN: 0719070864

Category: History

Page: 272

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Focusing on the Midlands, this book examines urban and industrial change from 1700-1830, arguing that a complex urban system and its idividual constituents both responded to and shaped wider processes of industrialisation. the nature of urban and indu.

Industrial Transition

Industrial Transition

Author: Martina Fuchs

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317117001

Category: Science

Page: 264

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Recently, the international division of labour in industrial production has grown increasingly more volatile. The separation between 'high-end' tasks undertaken in the traditional core economies and 'low-end' tasks undertaken in newly emerging economies has become increasingly blurred. The new dynamics and unpredictability of actor and process configurations in internationalized production bring new challenges for research in economic geography, regional economics and management sciences. The allocation of R&D and production mandates within or between enterprises, the setting up, closing down, purchase or sale of subsidiaries at different localities, the shifting patterns of collaborative innovation, together with newly evolving forms of capitalism, all appear to interact in ways not seen before. It appears we have entered a new era termed 'industrial transition'. This book forms the first approach toward conceptualising the term and compiling illustrative empirical underpinnings. Contributions by an international set of renowned economic geographers highlight the major features and case studies of 'industrial transition' and address various questions that matter for the future of our global economy: How are regions and localities affected by the shift of product mandates? In which ways do changes differ between industrial sectors and economic regions? How can regions and localities adequately prepare for or react to foreseeable changes; and how can regional resilience and response capacities be built and enhanced?

The First Industrial Region

The First Industrial Region

Author: Jon Stobart

Publisher: Manchester University Press

ISBN: 0719064627

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 259

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"This book has much to offer second- and third-year undergraduates, postgraduates and researchers in economic, social and urban history, and historical geography."--Jacket.

A Region in Transition

A Region in Transition

Author: John Tomaney

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781351961943

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The UK has now joined a Europe-wide trend towards more devolved forms of government (e.g. Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland Assemblies). In the context of this general trend towards regionalizm as a focus for public policy and as a source of cultural and political identity, an interdisciplinary team from Newcastle University combine to analyze how this affects the North East of England. There has been comparatively little published on the contemporary development of English Regions and the North East is a particularly important case study, as throughout the 1990s it has experienced a range of social, economic and political changes. This book will contribute to key contemporary policy debates, which will affect all of the English regions and should be read by all social scientists interested in European regional development.

Regions, Industries, and Heritage.

Regions, Industries, and Heritage.

Author: Juliane Czierpka

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137333414

Category: History

Page: 288

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The industrial age has proved to be a formative period for Europe. Industrial heritage nowadays bears witness to the development that took place in differently structured regions. This volume presents different paths of industrial development and gives an overview of the concepts of regions, used among economic, social and cultural historians.

China's White-Collar Wave

China's White-Collar Wave

Author: Changyun Jiang

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9789813294837

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 284

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This book explores the move from manufacturing towards service industry jobs in China's economic development during the 12th Five-Year Plan period. The service industry now makes up the highest proportion of the GDP and employs the largest number of people in China. In the next Five-Year Plan period, it is necessary to actively push forward the strategic transformation by placing emphasis on the service industry to press ahead with system and mechanism reforms and policy innovations and cultivate diverse, sustainable and continuous forces for driving its growth. Efforts are made to upgrade the service industry to better achieve economic and social development in an innovative, coordinated, green, open, and shared way. This book will be of interest to scholars researching China's future.