Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/202132
Authors: 
Bogliacino, Francesco
Lucchese, Matteo
Pianta, Mario
Year of Publication: 
2011
Series/Report no.: 
IPTS Working Papers on Corporate R&D and Innovation No. 04/2011
Abstract: 
The patterns and mechanisms of job creation in business services are investigated in this article by considering the role of innovation, demand, wages and the composition of employment by professional groups. A model is developed and an empirical test is carried out with parallel analyses on a group of selected business services, on other services and on manufacturing sectors, considering six major European countries over the period 1996-2007. Within technological activities, a distinction is made between those supporting either technological competitiveness, or cost competitiveness. Demand variables allow identifying the special role of intermediate demand. Job creation in business services appears to be driven by efforts to expand technological competitiveness and by the fast growing intermediate demand coming from other industries; conversely, process innovation leads to job losses and wage growth has a negative effect that is lower than in other industries. Business services show an increasingly polarised employment structure.
Subjects: 
Business Services
Innovation
Employment.
JEL: 
J20
J23
O30
O33
Persistent Identifier of the first edition: 
ISBN: 
978-92-79-21146-1
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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