Consumer Services and Economic Development

Consumer Services and Economic Development

Consumer Services and Economic Development

Consumer Services and Economic Development

Synopsis

Consumer Services and Economic Development evaluates the contributions that consumer services can make to local economic development and revitalization.

A broad range of consumer service industries are examined in turn: tourism, sports, universities, retailing and cultural industries. Detailed local case studies illustrate the role, impact and effectiveness of consumer services in economic regeneration in a number of different contexts: a global city, contrasting urban areas and rural localities. With many localities in the advanced economies suffering from severe deindustrialization and weak producer service growth, this book highlights the need for a fundamental rethink of both the function of services and of economic development theory and practice in general.

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