Sectors Matter!

Exploring Mesoeconomics

  • Stefan Mann

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vi
  2. Sectors Matter for Society

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 5-5
    2. Erik Händeler
      Pages 7-40
    3. Stefan Mann
      Pages 41-51
  3. Sectors Matter for Development

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 53-53
    2. Andreas Pyka, Pier Paolo Saviotti
      Pages 55-101
  4. Sectors Matter in Practice

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 165-165
    2. Benoit Pierre Freyens
      Pages 219-238
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 251-252

About this book


Although all economic activities take place in sectors, economists often devote little attention to differences between and characteristics of sectors. This book tries to show that mesoeconomics, the economic exploration of sectors and groups, is a useful instrument of analysis between microeconomics (the analysis of markets) and macroeconomics (the analysis of economies). In order to do so, economists and social scientists from related disciplines and coming from Europe, Australia and Asia, demonstrate that sectors matter for economic development and the formation of societies. The book includes chapters with rigorous economic analysis, outlooks on economic history, and case studies in order to show the relevance of sectoral issues, this broad range of content making it likely the most comprehensive book on mesoeconomics to date.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Stefan Mann
    • 1
  1. 1., SocioeconomicsAgroscopeEttenhausenSwitzerland

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2011
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Business and Economics
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-18125-2
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-18126-9
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