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Business Services in European Economic Growth. Palgrave-MacMillan
(2007)
  • Luis Rubalcaba Bermejo, Universidad de Alcala de Henares
  • Henk LM Kox, CPB Netherlands Bureau for Economic Policy Analysis
Abstract
Over the past twenty years the business services sector has contributed heavily to European economic growth in terms of employment, value added to products and innovation. However, many links between business services, their marketing function and their role in economic growth remain underexplored. This volume provides a comprehensive approach from an applied economics perspective. It has a clear focus on the contribution of business services to European economic growth, covering all the major mechanisms through which this contribution operates. 'This book is a major contribution to our understanding of the current growth process. Well written, based on careful research and defensible reasoning, it should be required reading for anyone who wishes to understand the intricacies of the growth process.' - William J. Baumol Product Description This book is about the economy of business services and their contribution to economic growth in Europe. In the last twenty years this sector contributed heavily to European economic growth in terms of employment, value added and innovation. So far however, many links between business services, their marketing function and their role in economic growth remain underexplored. This volume provides a comprehensive approach from an applied economics perspective. It has a clear focus on the contribution of business services to European economic growth, covering all the major mechanisms through which this impact operates. About the Author LUIS RUBALCABA is Professor of Applied Economy and Director of Services and Innovation at Servilab, University of Alcalá, Madrid, Spain. HENK KOX is Senior Economist at CPB Netherlands Bureau for Economic Policy Analysis, in The Netherlands. 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
Keywords
  • business services,
  • economic growth,
  • productivity,
  • Europe,
  • policy instruments
Publication Date
2007
Publisher
Palgrave MacMillan
ISBN
9780230002029
Citation Information
L. Rubalcaba and H. Kox (eds.), Business Services in European Economic Growth, Palgrave MacMillan, Basingstoke and New York, 2007 (Foreword by William J. Baumol).