Consultancy and Innovation: The Business Service Revolution in Europe, 1st Edition (Paperback) book cover

Consultancy and Innovation

The Business Service Revolution in Europe, 1st Edition

By Peter Wood


384 pages

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Consultancy and Innovation links two important aspects of European economic development in the past thirty years: the pace of technical and management innovation, and the growing significance of technical and business consultancy. This book includes detailed studies of consultancy activities or 'knowledge intensive services' (KIS) in eight EU countries, written by national experts in the field.

Table of Contents

Introduction: Knowledge-Intensive Services, Consultancy and Innovation

Part I: Business Consultancy Growth and Innovation: A European Perspective

1. Innovation and the Growth of Business Consultancy: Parallel but Associated Trends?

2. European Consultancy Growth: Nature, Causes and Consequences

3. How May Consultancies be Innovative

Part II: National and Regional Variations in Knowledge-Intensive Service Development

4. France: Knowledge-Intensive Service and Territorial innovative Dynamics

5. Germany: Knowledge Intensive Services in a Manufacturing-Led Economy

6. The Netherlands: Knowledge-Intensive Service Markets in a Trade-Based Economy

7. The United Kingdom: Knowledge-Intensive Services in a Restructuring Economy

8. Italy: Knowledge-Intensive Services and Policies for the North and South

9. Greece: Knowledge-Intensive Services and Economic Development

10. Portugal: Knowledge-Intensive Services and Modernisation

11. Spain: Knowledge-Intensive Services: a Paradigm of Economic Change

12. Knowledge-Intensive Services: The Diversity of Processes and Policies

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SCIENCE / Earth Sciences / Geography
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Human Geography