Technological innovation, structural change and location in UK services

J. Howells, A. Green

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The first part provides a background description and analysis of UK national and regional trends in service employment. Chapter 2 examines, in sectoral terms, employment growth in services between 1971-1984, indicating those service sectiors which may have a major impact on locational trends within UK services as a whole. Chapter 3 analyses locational chantge in UK service employment, identifies some of the major spatial trends over time, and suggests some aggregate, macro-scale influences involved in these changes. It concludes by looking at two case study areas: Tyne & Wear and Berkshire. In Chapter 4 spatial changes in producer and information services are seen as having a key role in the growth and development of advanced industrial economies. The second part gives an explanation for the main shifts and trends. Chapter 5 outlines some of the main structural and organisational trends within the UK service sector, Chapter 6 their locational impact whilst Chapter 7 examines the spatial development of service innovations. Chapter 8 investigates the role of computer communication networks and telecommunication systems and Chapter 9 concludes with a review of the major regional development implications of recent r5ends in service location. The study as a whole is derived from the EEC's FAST programme -from Authors

Original languageEnglish
PublisherGower Publishing
ISBN (Print)0566056607, 9780566056604
Publication statusPublished - 1988


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