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Service Industries and Regions

Growth, Location and Regional Effects

  • Juan R. Cuadrado-Roura

Part of the Advances in Spatial Science book series (ADVSPATIAL)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Service Industries: Growth Factors, Globalization and Innovation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 19-19
    2. Enrique Garcilazo, Florence Mouradian, Joaquim Oliveira-Martins
      Pages 65-108
  3. Regional Aspects of FDI in Services, Export Decisions, Productivity and Employment

  4. Location of Service Industries: Cities, Internationalization, the Case of Some Specific Activities and Regional Development Policies

About this book


The service sector in most advanced economies accounts for up to seventy percent of employment and GDP and, given its growing importance, has received much research attention over the last two decades. However, not very much attention has been paid to the relationship between this sector and both its terrritorial impact and regional effects.

The main objective of this book is to offer a comprehensive approach to these aspects, focusing particularly on the location factors of service industries and the importance of some specific services, such as business services and knowledge and information services. The contributions have been prepared by well-known experts in the field from a wide number of countries. The focus of all contributions is not only on theoretical aspects, but also provides empirical analyses on specific countries and topics such as the geographical concentration, globalization impacts, foreign direct investments, and innovation.


Foreign Direct Investment Regional Policies Service Innovation Service Sector

Editors and affiliations

  • Juan R. Cuadrado-Roura
    • 1
  1. 1., Applied EconomicsUniversity of Alcala - MadridAlcalá de HenaresSpain

About the editors

Juan R. Cuadrado-Roura is Professor of Applied Economics and Founder-Director of IAES, University of Alcala, Madrid. Former President of European Regional Science Association (ERSA). Member of many editorial boards. He has published a high number of books and papers in indexed international journals, mainly on European Economic Policy, Productivity and competitiveness, Regional analysis and Service industries. Director of the journal ‘Investigaciones Regionales’.

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Service Industries and Regions
  • Book Subtitle Growth, Location and Regional Effects
  • Editors Juan R. Cuadrado-Roura
  • Series Title Advances in Spatial Science
  • Series Abbreviated Title Advances in Spatial Science
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2013
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Business and Economics Economics and Finance (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-642-35800-5
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-642-42712-1
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-642-35801-2
  • Series ISSN 1430-9602
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages X, 447
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Regional/Spatial Science
    Economic Geography
    Industrial Organization
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