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Services Industries and the Knowledge-based Economy
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 615

Services Industries and the Knowledge-based Economy

Services industries account for almost three-quarters of both gross domestic product and employment in Canada, a trend that Canada shares with other G-7 countries. Furthermore, the services sector has been responsible for most of Canada’s employment creation and much of its productivity growth over the past decade and the sector’s importance to the Canadian economy continues to increase. Thirty renowned experts contribute to this volume, which is aimed at better understanding the dynamics of Canadian services industries and identifying the types of policies most likely to improve their innovation and productivity performance.

Evaluating your firm's injury and illness record
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 22
Mobile Services Industries, Technologies, and Applications in the Global Economy
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 368

Mobile Services Industries, Technologies, and Applications in the Global Economy

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2012-08-31
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  • Publisher: IGI Global

As business paradigms shift from desktop-centric environments to data-centric mobile environments, mobile services create numerous new business opportunities. At the same time, these advances may also challenge many of the basic premises of existing business models. Mobile Services Industries, Technologies, and Applications in the Global Economy fosters a scientific understanding of mobile services, provides a timely publication of current research efforts, and forecasts future trends in the mobile services industry and its important role in the world economy. Written for academics, researchers, government policymakers, and corporate managers, this comprehensive volume will outline the great potential for new business models and applications in mobile commerce.

Knowledge Management and Drivers of Innovation in Services Industries
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 349

Knowledge Management and Drivers of Innovation in Services Industries

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2012-04-30
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  • Publisher: IGI Global

Knowledge Management is concerned with all aspects of eliciting, acquiring, modelling, and managing knowledge. Application of knowledge resources successfully helps the organization to deliver creative products and services. Especially in service business, service job experience and information about the customer, as well as the installed site equipment, are key factors to deliver services efficiently and with high quality. In many cases supporting information is stored in different backend systems and it needs to be retrieved, aggregated, and presented on demand. Knowledge Management and Drivers of Innovation in Services Industries provides a comprehensive collection of knowledge from experts within the Information and Knowledge Management field. Outlining areas on Knowledge Management, Innovation, Information Technologies and Systems, and Services Industry, this book provides insight for academic professors, policymakers, and students alike.

Decision Making in Service Industries
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 465

Decision Making in Service Industries

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2012-08-08
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  • Publisher: CRC Press

In real-life scenarios, service management involves complex decision-making processes usually affected by random or stochastic variables. Under such uncertain conditions, the development and use of robust and flexible strategies, algorithms, and methods can provide the quantitative information necessary to make better business decisions. Decision Making in Service Industries: A Practical Approach explores the challenges that must be faced to provide intelligent strategies for efficient management and decision making that will increase your organization’s competitiveness and profitability. The book provides insight and understanding into practical and methodological issues related to decisi...

The Handbook of Service Industries
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 504

The Handbook of Service Industries

'It contains an impressive array of important and useful material that should be familiar to anyone interested in economic growth and change. . . the potential value to be gained from these collected works is great.' – James E. Pratt, Growth and Change Service activities are now acknowledged as key players in economic development, societal change and public policy worldwide. This exciting Handbook not only contributes to ongoing conceptual debates about the nature of service-led economies and societies; it also pushes back the frontiers of current critical thinking about the role of service activities in urban and regional development and the important research agendas that remain to be ad...

Service Industries and Regions
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 447

Service Industries and Regions

The service sector in most advanced economies accounts for up to seventy percent of employment and GDP and, given its growing importance, has received much research attention over the last two decades. However, not very much attention has been paid to the relationship between this sector and both its territorial impact and regional effects. The main objective of this book is to offer a comprehensive approach to these aspects, focusing particularly on the location factors of service industries and the importance of some specific services, such as business services and knowledge and information services. The contributions have been prepared by well-known experts in the field from a wide number of countries. The focus of all contributions is not only on theoretical aspects, but also provides empirical analyses on specific countries and topics such as the geographical concentration, globalization impacts, foreign direct investments, and innovation.