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Sources of structural growth in business services

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  • Henk L.M. Kox

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This report identifies the factors behind structural growth of the business services industry, applying growth decomposition and qualitative analysis.

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  • Henk L.M. Kox, 2003. "Sources of structural growth in business services," Industrial Organization 0309004, EconWPA.
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    Keywords

    business services; growth decomposition;

    JEL classification:

    • L8 - Industrial Organization - - Industry Studies: Services
    • O4 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Growth and Aggregate Productivity

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