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Managing the service economy : prospects and problems : essays commissioned for the inaugural conference of the Fishman-Davidson Center for the Study of the Service Sector, Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania

Author: Robert P Inman; Fishman-Davidson Center for the Study of the Service Sector.
Publisher: Cambridge [Cambridgeshire] ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1985.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Conference publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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These essays discuss the service sector and how it seems to be replacing manufacturing as the employment base in more advanced economies. They provide valuable insight into the causes, problems and  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Conference papers and proceedings
Congresses
Material Type: Conference publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Robert P Inman; Fishman-Davidson Center for the Study of the Service Sector.
ISBN: 0521306477 9780521306478
OCLC Number: 11649481
Notes: Papers from the ARA/Wharton Conference on the Future of the Service Economy held Nov. 19-20, 1982, at the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, sponsored by the Fishman-Davidson Center for the Study of the Service Sector.
Description: xv, 336 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Machine derived contents note: Foreword; Acknowledgments; Introduction and overview Robert P. Inman; Part I. Role of Service in World Economics: 1. Services in the international economy Robert Summers; Comment Jere R. Behrman; 2. Services in the Japanese economy Gary R. Saxonhouse; Comment Hugh Patrick; 3. Services in the US economy Irving Leverson; Comment Duncan Mann; Open discussion; Part II. Service Productivity, Trade, and Market Structure: 4. Measurement of output and productivity in the service sector John W. Kendrick; Comment William J. Baumol, Charles R. Hullen and Janet L. Norwood; 5. Services in world transactions Irving B. Kravis; 6. US trade policy and international service transactions Helena Stalson; Comment Joan E. Spero; 7. The provision of services in a market economy Bergt Holmstrom; Comment Andrew Postlewaite; Open discussion; Part III. Analyses of Service Industries: The Finance, Health Care, and Government Sectors: 8. The future for financial services Fischer Black; Comment Irwin Friend and Mark J. Flannery; 9. Competition and equilibrium as a driving force in the health services sector Mark A. Satterwaite; Comment Jeffrey Harris; 10. Government services Edward M. Granlich; Comment Robert P. Inman; Open discussion; Part IV. The Future of Research and Policy for the Service Economy: 11. Productivity policy and the service sector William J. Baumol; 12. An agenda for research on the service sector Victor R. Fuchs; Open discussion; Author index; Subject index.
Responsibility: edited by Robert P. Inman.
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