Consumer services and economic development

Colin C. Williams

Consumer Services have been viewed as parasitic activities, dependent on other sectors of the economy for their viability and vitality. Yet local economic policy is now looking towards consumer services to solve severe economic problems. The rapid expansion of the service sector is now a principal feature of contemporary global economic restructuring. Consumer Services and Economic Development evaluates the contributions that consumer services can make to local economic development and revitalisation. A broad range of consumer service industries are examined in turn: tourism, sports, universities, retailing and cultural industries. Detailed local case studies illustrate the role, impact and effectiveness of consumer services in economic regeneration in a number of different contexts: the global city, contrsting urban areas and rural localities. With many localities in the advanced economies suffering from severe deindustrialisation and weak producer service growth, this book highlights the need for a fundamental rethink of both the function of services and of economic development theory and practice in general.

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  • 1. IntroductionPart I: Motors of Local Economic Development: A Global Perspective 2. Does Manufacturing Matter? Deindustrialization and Tertiarization in the Global Economy 3. Producer Services and Economic Regeneration 4. Consumer Services: A Motor for Local Economic Development? Part II: The Role of Specific Consumer Service Industries in Regenerating British Localities 5. Tourism and Economic Regeneration 6. Sport and the Rejuvenation of Local Economies 7. Universities and Local Economic Development 8. Retailing and Economic Development 9. Cultural Industries and Local RevitalisationPart III: Locality Case Studies 10. Glasgow: A City of Culture? 11. Beyond Steel City: Consumer Services and Economic Development in Sheffield 12. Corporate City: The Role of Consumer Services in the Rejuvenation of Leeds 13. Consumer Services and Rural Regeneration: A Case Study of the Fens 14. London: The Role and Character of Consumer Services in a Global City 15. Conclusion: Rethinking Consumer Services and Local Economic Development

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書名 Consumer services and economic development
著作者等 Williams, Colin C
出版元 Routledge
刊行年月 1997
ページ数 xiv, 293 p.
大きさ 23 cm
ISBN 0415145058
NCID BA3119020X
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言語 英語
出版国 イギリス