Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/57644
Authors: 
Di Meglio, Gisela
Pyka, Andreas
Rubalcaba, Luis
Year of Publication: 
2012
Series/Report no.: 
FZID discussion papers 44-2012
Abstract: 
This paper identifies the varieties and dynamics of service economies in Europe, analysing the role of knowledge base and innovative efforts and their evolution across time and countries. Results based on aggregated macroeconomic data indicate that there is no convergence trend towards a single service economy model. Moreover, different service economies models can be associated with institutional and welfare state diversity. When analysing a comprehensive set of indicators at a disaggregated level a more detailed pattern of service economies emerges. The structural composition of countries plays a prominent role, while heterogeneity is driven by uneven knowledge bases and innovative efforts.
Subjects: 
services
social models
innovation
knowledge
Europe
JEL: 
L80
O31
C38
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Document Type: 
Working Paper

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