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Service Industries in the Global Economy

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Service Industries in the Global Economy

9781858987187 Edward Elgar Publishing
Edited by John R. Bryson, Professor of Enterprise and Economic Geography, Birmingham Business School, University of Birmingham and the late Peter W. Daniels, formerly Emeritus Professor of Geography, School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences, University of Birmingham, UK
Publication Date: 1998 ISBN: 978 1 85898 718 7 Extent: 1,472 pp
Service Industries in the Global Economy is a comparative international reference collection which identifies and reprints the most important articles on services and the service economy published by geographers, economists and sociologists. The focus is on the growth and evolution of service activities in the advanced economies of Europe, North America and the Pacific Rim within the framework of the global economy.

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Service Industries in the Global Economy is a comparative international reference collection which identifies and reprints the most important articles on services and the service economy written by geographers, economists and sociologists. The focus is on the growth and evolution of service activities in the advanced economies of Europe, North America and the Pacific Rim within the framework of the global economy.

The first volume explores the shift away from manufacturing employment towards a variety of service occupations in the advanced economies. It provides an empirical and theoretical account of the transformation, exploring the growth and nature of service employment as well as the evolution of a service class and the issue of social polarisation. The second volume explores the relationship between service activities and economic development as well as the relationship between producer services and manufacturing companies. It also provides an analysis of the growth of multinational service firms and examines the relationship between services, technological change and globalisation.
Critical Acclaim
‘The papers it contains make compelling reading on the problematic nature of defining service activities and occupations, and the difficulty of accounting for the growth in service employment given the evolution of the broader economic system of which services are a part and the heterogeneity of the sector itself. . . . The structure of the collection has been carefully thought through and coheres well. . . . brings together a set of important articles from a diverse range of journals, the scope of which is likely to be represented in only the largest of university libraries’ holdings.’
– Niall Majury, Progress in Human Geography
Contributors
70 articles, dating from 1939 to 1997
Contributors include: J. Allen, W. Beyers, M. Castells, J. Dunning, P. Enderwick, N. Marshall, P. O’Farrell, J. Urry, R. Walker, B. Warf
Contents
Contents: Volume I: Introduction Part I: Towards the Service or Post-Industrial Society Part II: Theories of the Service Economy Part III: Service Employment Part IV: The Nature of Service Work Part V: Social Polarization and the Rise of the Service Class • Volume II: Introduction (as vol 1) Part I: Services and Economic Development Part II: Producer Services Part III: Multinational Service Firms Volume IV: Services, Technological Change and Globalization
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