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Technical change and incorporated R&D in the service sector

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  • Amable, Bruno
  • Palombarini, Stefano

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The purpose of this article is to study the pattern of technical change in the service sector using an indicator ot total technology intensity which takes account of the R&D incorporated in purchases of intermediates and equipment. The service sector does not appear as homogeneous and some services are major users of technology. An international comparison over 8 countries does not show a clear pattern of convergence in total technology intensity except for the communication services. A comparison between France and Germany emphasises the differences between the relative importance of domestic and imported incorporated technology.

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Article provided by Elsevier in its journal Research Policy.

Volume (Year): 27 (1998)
Issue (Month): 7 (November)
Pages: 655-675

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Handle: RePEc:eee:respol:v:27:y:1998:i:7:p:655-675

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  1. Kaiser, Ulrich, 1999. "Measuring Knowledge Spillovers in Manufacturing and Services: An Empirical Assessment of Alternative Approaches," ZEW Discussion Papers 99-62, ZEW - Zentrum für Europäische Wirtschaftsforschung / Center for European Economic Research.
  2. Camacho, José A. & Rodríguez, M., 2005. "Los esfuerzos tecnológicos en el sistema productivo español: evaluación y comparación con otros países europeos/Technological efforts in the Spanish production system. Aassessment and comparison with ," Estudios de Economía Aplicada, Estudios de Economía Aplicada, vol. 23, pages 621-636, Diciembre.
  3. Consoli,Davide & Elche,Dioni, 2014. "An analysis of the knowledge base of Scientific Research & Development Business Services," INGENIO (CSIC-UPV) Working Paper Series 201401, INGENIO (CSIC-UPV).
  4. Evangelista, Rinaldo & Lucchese, Matteo & Meliciani, Valentina, 2013. "Business services, innovation and sectoral growth," Structural Change and Economic Dynamics, Elsevier, Elsevier, vol. 25(C), pages 119-132.
  5. Rinaldo Evangelista & Matteo Lucchese & Valentina Meliciani, 2013. "The contribution of Business services to the export performances of manufacturing industries. An empirical study on 5 European countries," Working Papers, Birkbeck Centre for Innovation Management Research 14, Birkbeck Centre for Innovation Management Research, revised Nov 2013.
  6. Kaiser, Ulrich, 2000. "Research Cooperation and Research Expenditures with Endogenous Absorptive Capacity: Theory and Microeconometric Evidence for the German Service Sector," ZEW Discussion Papers 00-25, ZEW - Zentrum für Europäische Wirtschaftsforschung / Center for European Economic Research.

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