The New Service Economy
Challenges and Policy Implications for Europe
Luis Rubalcaba, University of Alcalá, Madrid, Spain and VTT
Hardback £99.00 on-line price £89.10
Series: Services, Economy and Innovation series
This valuable new book contributes greatly to a better understanding of the service economy. By exploring the key dimensions, available empirical evidence and associated policy implications, the author comprehensively investigates the new challenges facing the global economy, including employment, productivity, innovation and competitiveness. The case of the European services is highlighted, particularly in comparison to the US.
Contents: Part I: Analytical Framework for Services 1. Introduction – Exploring the New Service Economy 2. Historical and Anthropological Origin of the Service Economy Part II: Facts and Challenges in the New Service Economy 3. Growth and Employment in Services 4. Productivity in Services 5. Service Innovation 6. The Globalization of Services and Offshoring Part III: Policy Implications and Service-Related Policies in the European Union 7. The Regulation of Services and its Reform 8. European Union Competition Policy 9. The Internal Market for Services 10. Complementary Policies Regarding Services 11. Conclusions and Final Remarks References Index