Productivity, Innovation and Knowledge in Services: New Economic and Socio-Economic Approaches

Productivity, Innovation and Knowledge in Services: New Economic and Socio-Economic Approaches

by Jean Gadrey
     
 

ISBN-10: 1840649690

ISBN-13: 9781840649697

Pub. Date: 11/01/2002

Publisher: Elgar, Edward Publishing, Inc.

Economists and other social scientists with a background in either theoretical or empirical research examine the growing service sector in industrialized economies, focusing in turn on productivity and performance, and innovation. They find that the traditional tools for measuring productivity do not work very well for services, but suggest tinkering with them rather…  See more details below

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Economists and other social scientists with a background in either theoretical or empirical research examine the growing service sector in industrialized economies, focusing in turn on productivity and performance, and innovation. They find that the traditional tools for measuring productivity do not work very well for services, but suggest tinkering with them rather than abandoning them, at least for as long as possible. The 11 studies were presented at a June 2000 conference in the French cities of Lille and Roubaix. Annotation c. Book News, Inc.,Portland, OR

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781840649697
Publisher:
Elgar, Edward Publishing, Inc.
Publication date:
11/01/2002
Pages:
336
Product dimensions:
6.12(w) x 9.25(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

List of figures
List of tables
List of contributors
Preface
Introduction
1How stagnant are services?3
2The misuse of productivity concepts in services: lessons from a comparison between France and the United States26
3Informational activities as co-production of knowledge and values54
4Capital stock and productivity in French transport: an international comparison76
5Growth and productivity in a knowledge-based service economy102
6Networks, distributed knowledge and economic performance: evidence from quality control in corporate legal services124
7Services as leaders and the leader of the services147
8Services innovation: towards a tertiarization of innovation studies164
9Demand, innovation and growth in services: evidence from the Italian case197
10Co-producers of innovation: on the role of knowledge-intensive business services in innovation223
11Knowledge-intensive business services: processing knowledge and producing innovation256
Epilogue: towards innovation and high performance in research on services285
Index291

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