Knowledge-Based Services, Internationalisation and Regional Development (The Dynamics of Economic Space)

Knowledge-Based Services, Internationalisation and Regional Development (The Dynamics of Economic Space)

By: Peter Daniels (author), Professor James W. Harrington (editor), Prof Dr. Christine Tamasy (series_editor)Hardback

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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.

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James W. Harrington is Professor at the University of Washington, USA. Peter W. Daniels is Professor of Geography and Dean of Physical Sciences and Engineering at the University of Birmingham, UK.


Contents: Preface; International and regional dynamics of knowledge-based services, James W. Harrington and Peter W. Daniels. Part 1 Conceptualizing Knowledge-Based Services: Service worlds and the dynamics of economic spaces, Sam Ock Park; Knowledge intensive services and R&D diffusion: an input-output approach, Jose Camacho and Mercedes Rodriguez; Innovation and technological change in tourism: a global-local nexus, Christian Longhi. Part 2 Internationalisation of Service Firms: Spatial divisions of expertise and transnational 'service' firms: aerospace and management consultancy, John R. Bryson and Grete Rusten; Internationalisation of management consultancy services: conceptual issues concerning the cross-border delivery of knowledge intensive services, Joanne Roberts; The internationalisation of Europe's contemporary transnational executive search industry, Jonathan V. Beaverstock, Sarah J.E. Hall and James R. Faulconbridge; Internationalisation of Japanese professional business service firms: dynamics of competitiveness through urban localization in southeast Asia, Patrik StrA m. Part 3 Knowledge-Based Services and Regional Development: Towards post-industrial transition and services society? Evidence from Turin, Paolo Giaccaria and Vincenzo Demetrio; Post-secondary education: education, training, and technology services, Hyungjoo Kim and James W. Harrington; Danish regional growth strategy in the marginal areas: regional partnership and initiative, Sang-Chul Park; Urban revival and knowledge-intensive services: the case of the English 'core cities', Peter Wood; Innovation activities of KIBS companies and spatial proximity: some empirical findings from Finnish new media and software companies, Jari Kolehmainen; Far away, so close? Regional clustering of mail order firms and related business services in the Lille Metropolitan area, Christian Schulz, H. Peter DA rrenbAcher, Christine Liefooghe. Index.

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  • publication date: 28/11/2006
  • ISBN13: 9780754648970
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 336
  • ID: 9780754648970
  • weight: 634
  • ISBN10: 0754648974

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