Knowledge dynamics, structural change and the geography of business services

Ciarli, Tommaso, Maeliciani, Valentina and Savona, Maria (2012) Knowledge dynamics, structural change and the geography of business services. Journal of Economic Surveys, 26 (3). pp. 445-467. ISSN 0950-0804

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Abstract

The article provides a review of and presents some empirical evidence on the dynamics of knowledge, structural change and spatial concentration of economic activities, focusing on the case of business services. It explores how the role of knowledge has evolved in relation to the dimensions of: (i) science, technology and structural change; (ii) the long--term processes of tertiarisation of the economy - in particular the growth of business services; (iii) the spatial concentration of business services as an outcome of the increasing volume and complexity of knowledge and the need to manage it through spatial proximity. Our arguments are supported by empirical evidence on the spatial concentration of business services in the European regions.

Item Type: Article
Schools and Departments: School of Business, Management and Economics > SPRU - Science Policy Research Unit
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
H Social Sciences > HB Economic theory. Demography
Depositing User: Tommaso Ciarli
Date Deposited: 22 Oct 2015 11:52
Last Modified: 08 Mar 2017 06:04
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/57268

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