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Verbund von Industrie und Dienstleistungen wird enger


  • Rüdiger Hamm


Structural change in highly developed countries is characterized by the increasing importance of the tertiary sector — especially production oriented services — at the expense of the secondary sector. The present paper analyzes the kinds of linkages between service industries and manufacturing branches using the results of a survey of firms carried out in parts of the German Rhineland. The results show that knowledge intensive services in particular help to strengthen the regions’ export bases. Furthermore, service industries and manufacturing industries are closely and increasingly linked to each other. In this process manufacturing industries demand highly specialized services while service industries give innovative impulses, helping to increase industrial firms’ competitive capability. Thus the importance of the manufacturing industry in this network is higher than statistical analysis is able to show. Regions are well advised, therefore, not to neglect the locational requirements of manufacturing industries. Copyright ZBW and Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2012

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  • Rüdiger Hamm, 2012. "Verbund von Industrie und Dienstleistungen wird enger," Wirtschaftsdienst, Springer;German National Library of Economics, vol. 92(9), pages 632-639, September.
  • Handle: RePEc:spr:wirtsc:v:92:y:2012:i:9:p:632-639
    DOI: 10.1007/s10273-012-1430-z

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    L16; O14; R12;

    JEL classification:

    • L16 - Industrial Organization - - Market Structure, Firm Strategy, and Market Performance - - - Industrial Organization and Macroeconomics; Macroeconomic Industrial Structure
    • O14 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Development - - - Industrialization; Manufacturing and Service Industries; Choice of Technology
    • R12 - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics - - General Regional Economics - - - Size and Spatial Distributions of Regional Economic Activity; Interregional Trade (economic geography)


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