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.
Edited by John R. Bryson, Professor of Enterprise and Competitiveness, City-Region Economic Development Institute, Birmingham Business School, University of Birmingham and Peter W. Daniels, Emeritus Professor of Geography, School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences, University of Birmingham, UK
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