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 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.

Knowledge-Based Services, Internationalization and Regional Development

Knowledge-Based Services, Internationalization and Regional Development

Author: Peter Daniels

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351923897

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 336

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The acquisition and management of information is central to the operation and marketing of many service-providing firms and other organizations. Their varied knowledge requirements influence approaches to organizational structure, relationships to other organizations, the location of operations, and entry into new markets. In this book, an international and interdisciplinary team of leading scholars examines the attributes of knowledge acquisition and diffusion within and across service-providing organizations. Using a variety of case examples, they pay particular attention to the processes of internationalization and the ways in which service-providing organizations affect regional economic development.

The Handbook of Service Industries

The Handbook of Service Industries

Author: J. R. Bryson

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing

ISBN: 1847205267

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 504

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'It contains an impressive array of important and useful material that should be familiar to anyone interested in economic growth and change. . . the potential value to be gained from these collected works is great.' – James E. Pratt, Growth and Change Service activities are now acknowledged as key players in economic development, societal change and public policy worldwide. This exciting Handbook not only contributes to ongoing conceptual debates about the nature of service-led economies and societies; it also pushes back the frontiers of current critical thinking about the role of service activities in urban and regional development and the important research agendas that remain to be addressed. Drawing on both theory and case studies, the contributors are international experts who have written original and stimulating chapters from a number of different disciplinary perspectives. Each chapter seeks to raise awareness of, and to provoke debates about, the opportunities and challenges presented by the shift to service employment. Providing a truly interdisciplinary analysis, The Handbook of Service Industries will be invaluable to scholars specializing in services research, as well as students and researchers in the areas of economics, geography, business and management, sociology, public policy and planning. The policy-making community will also find the Handbook a relevant and useful resource.

Service Industries

Service Industries

Author: Peter W. Daniels

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135836245

Category: Science

Page: 322

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First published in 1985. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Getting it Right

Getting it Right

Author: Robert Harley McGee

Publisher: McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP

ISBN: 9780773509214

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 329

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The federal government established the Department of Regional Economic Expansion (DREE) in 1969 and, four years later, released it from the traditional Ottawa-based departmental mould when it initiated a bold new decentralized approach to DREE's operations. DREE was dissolved in 1982 and replaced by a series of other experiments to improve regional economies. McGee argues that the 1982 move away from the DREE model of regional development was a mistake, and suggests that the predilection of governments for reorganising existing instruments of regional development policy and creating new ones has been detrimental to regional economies. Mindful of the new realities of the global economy within which Canada and its regions must compete, and of the promise/threat of rapidly changing technology, McGee identifies the need for a new order of priorities with which governments can meet these challenges and opportunities.

Service Industries and Asia Pacific Cities

Service Industries and Asia Pacific Cities

Author: Peter W. Daniels

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134337378

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 304

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During the second half of the twentieth century, development in the Asia-Pacific region has been dominated by industrialization. However, at the beginning of the twenty-first century, services, in particular, finance, information and creative services, have become deeply embedded in the processes of urban growth. In Asia-Pacific the rise of service industries has lead to national modernization programmes and globalization strategies. Services are also driving change in the internal form of city regions and are being actively deployed as instruments of metropolitan reconfiguration and land use changes. These changes have created problems such as social polarization and the displacement of traditional industries and residential districts. Also, there are tensions between local and global processes in the development of service industries, and between the imperatives of competitive advantage and sustainable development. Service Industries and Asia Pacific Cities brings together a multi-disciplinary team of experts to explore and illustrate the theoretical, conceptual and practical issues arising from the transformation of Asia-Pacific cities by service industries.

Services and Space

Services and Space

Author: J. N. Marshall

Publisher: Prentice Hall

ISBN: UOM:39015036069303

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 318

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Provides an up-to-date overview of the field, drawing evidence from UK, North American and European sources. This book interprets of the impact of service sector growth on local economic development. Drawing on extensive selected readings, these are put into a context which highlight particular perspectives which have been adopted. Summary boxes illustrate particular issues in more detail, with each chapter concluding with topics for discussion and further reading.

Regional Development Agencies and Business Change

Regional Development Agencies and Business Change

Author: Gill Bentley

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351728065

Category: Science

Page: 264

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This title was first published in 2000. Providing an introduction to contemporary regional economic development issues, this book analyzes whether the Regional Development Agencies (ROAs) have the organizational capacities to cope with complex business and economic development challenges.

Regional Development in the 1990s

Regional Development in the 1990s

Author: Ron Martin

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136036804

Category: Architecture

Page: 336

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This book documents the changing nature and challenge of regional development in Britain and Ireland in the final decade of this century. In the first half of this book, region-by-region profiles review the experience of the eighties and reflect on the present climate, assessing problems and opportunities. The second half provides 25 commentaries on changes influencing the development of regions from questions of industry, technology and employment to the impact of national policy and 1992, and the prospects and capacity for regional policy and development.

Handbook of Service Business

Handbook of Service Business

Author: John R. Bryson

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing

ISBN: 9781781000410

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 464

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Service business accounts for more than 75 per cent of the wealth and employment created in most developed market economies. The management and economics of service business is based around selling expertise, knowledge and experiences. This Handbook co

The Emerging Digital Economy

The Emerging Digital Economy

Author: Börje Johansson

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9783540344889

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 352

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This book provides a balanced, empirically-based view of the "Digital Economy," and explores its regional and geographical import in areas where the Digital Economy meets more traditional patterns. More than just an interpretive analysis, this book utilizes empirical evidence in its assessment of the dynamics of specific regions in different parts of the world. The book also examines the policy implications of the rising Digital Economy.