Services and Economic Development in the Asia-Pacific

Services and Economic Development in the Asia-Pacific

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Until the 1990s, industrialization was the dominant development paradigm for the Asia-Pacific region. Since then, advanced services (finance, business or 'producer services', information and creative services) have become deeply embedded in the processes of economic growth and change in the region. This rapid tertiary expansion is fundamentally restructuring national and regional economies and urban form in line with the introduction of advanced production systems, national modernization programmes and the globalization strategies of governments. Services are being actively deployed as instruments of metropolitan reconfiguration and land use change. This book explores various aspects of the relationship between service industries and economic development in Japan, South Korea, China, Taiwan, Singapore, India, Australia and New Zealand. It provides new sector-oriented and regional and national perspectives on services and development.The working definitions in the survey are set up following the guidelines of the OSLO manual (OECD, 1997). ... or compulsory relocation of manufacturing firms to suburban areas leads to an extreme concentration of control function and ... According to Kim, Y.S. (2003), using a broad definition the proportion of employees in the SMA in knowledge-intensive service ... The term a#39;establishmenta#39; covers all units situated in a single location (such as individual shops, offices, banks, agents, anbsp;...

Title:Services and Economic Development in the Asia-Pacific
Author: Professor James W Harrington, Professor Peter Daniels
Publisher:Ashgate Publishing, Ltd. - 2012-11-28

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