Employment and Skill Configurations in KIBS Sectors: A Longitudinal Analysis

Davide Consoli, Dioni Elche, Francesco Rullani

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    Knowledge-Intensive Business Services (KIBS) are specialized suppliers of intermediate inputs with expertise in locating, developing, combining, and applying generic knowledge to specific needs. The sectors in which these firms operate have experienced extraordinary growth over the last two decades both in terms of employment share and of value added, and are often referred to as key hubs within the modern knowledge-based society. This chapter offers a review of scholarly perspectives on the growth trajectory of KIBS, and elaborates an empirical analysis to explore in detail commonalities and differences across this diverse group of sectors.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationThe Handbook of Service Innovation
    EditorsRenu Agarwal, Willem Selen, Göran Roos, Roy Green
    Number of pages24
    Place of PublicationLondon
    PublisherSpringer Science+Business Media
    Publication date2015
    ISBN (Print)9781447165897
    ISBN (Electronic)9781447165903
    Publication statusPublished - 2015

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