Services and Uneven Development

Marshall, J and Wood, P and Daniels, P and McKinnon, A and Bachtler, John and Damesick, P and Thrift, N and Gillespie, A and Green, A and Leyshon, A (1988) Services and Uneven Development. Oxford University Press. ISBN 0198232853

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This book surveys the development of service industries in Britain from a geographical perspective, assessing their contribution to other sectors of the economy. The location of new service industries is described and explained, with an analysis of the effect of locational changes on employment opportunities and patterns. The contributors consider the economic role of private sector producer services and provide a British view of issues to complement parallel work already published on the situation in the USA. A final chapter gives the international perspective with contributions from the USA, Canada, and the European Community. This book is the outcome of the Producer Services Working Party, a limited-life working party established in 1984 by the Institute of British Geographers (IBG) and funded by the IBG and the Economic and Social Research Council.