Advances in Spatial Science

Service Industries and Regions

Growth, Location and Regional Effects

Editors: Cuadrado-Roura, Juan R. (Ed.)

  • Overview of the evolution of service industries, the influence of globalization and innovation, and main factors explaining their growth and location trends
  • New contributions on a previously under-researched topic
  • Novelty in regional analysis
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About this book

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.

About the authors

Juan R. Cuadrado-Roura is Professor of Applied Economics and Founder-Director of IAES, University of Alcala, Madrid. Former President of European Regional Science Association (ERSA). Member of many editorial boards. He has published a high number of books and papers in indexed international journals, mainly on European Economic Policy, Productivity and competitiveness, Regional analysis and Service industries. Director of the journal ‘Investigaciones Regionales’.

Table of contents (18 chapters)

  • Introduction: Objectives, Approach and Main Lessons Learned

    Cuadrado-Roura, Juan R.

    Pages 1-17

  • Towards Increasingly “Tertiarised” Economies: Facts, Factors and Prospects

    Cuadrado-Roura, Juan R.

    Pages 21-42

  • The Service Sector in the New Globalization Phase: Evidence from European Regions

    Capello, Roberta (et al.)

    Pages 43-64

  • Patterns and Trends in Services Related Activities in OECD Regions

    Garcilazo, Enrique (et al.)

    Pages 65-108

  • Global Innovation Networks, Territory and Services Innovation

    Cooke, Philip

    Pages 109-133

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eBook $149.00
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Hardcover $199.00
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  • ISBN 978-3-642-35800-5
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  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $199.00
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  • ISBN 978-3-642-42712-1
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Service Industries and Regions
Book Subtitle
Growth, Location and Regional Effects
Editors
  • Juan R. Cuadrado-Roura
Series Title
Advances in Spatial Science
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-642-35801-2
DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-35801-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-642-35800-5
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-42712-1
Series ISSN
1430-9602
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 447
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