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Human Geography

Karl-Johan Lundquist

Professor

Human Geography

Producer Services, Growth and Roles in Long Term Economic Development

Author

  • Karl-Johan Lundquist
  • Lars-Olof Olander
  • Martin Henning

Summary, in English

This paper deals with the varying roles of producer services in economic transformation during the last 30 years in Sweden, and analyses unique longitudinal data on eight service sectors. The theoretical background for the analysis is inspired by the technology shift thesis of economic historians, and we show that the renewal and transformation of producer services has taken place later than for the manufacturing sector. The importance of producer services in national growth increased enormously towards the end of the period, but we also note that this growth has been accompanied by a divergence in growth between service sectors.

Department/s

  • Department of Human Geography

Publishing year

2008

Language

English

Pages

463-477

Publication/Series

Service Industries Journal

Volume

28

Issue

4

Document type

Journal article

Publisher

Taylor & Francis

Topic

  • Human Geography

Status

Published

Project

  • Technology Shifts and Regional Development - Economic Transformation in Time and Space

ISBN/ISSN/Other

  • ISSN: 0264-2069