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Employment growth in knowledge-intensive business services in Great Britain during the 1990s – variations at the regional and sub-regional level

Chadwick, A. and Glasson, J. and Lawton Smith, Helen (2008) Employment growth in knowledge-intensive business services in Great Britain during the 1990s – variations at the regional and sub-regional level. Local Economy 23 (1), pp. 6-18. ISSN 0269-0942.

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/02690940801917384

Abstract

This paper examines the changing geography of employment in Knowledge-Intensive Business Services (KIBS) in Britain. KIBS represent an important element of the so-called 'knowledge economy' and have been amongst the fastest growing employment sectors in advanced economies in recent years. However, during the 1990s in Britain, this employment growth was very unevenly distributed, both between regions and at the sub-regional level. The evidence presented in the paper suggests that KIBS growth in the 1990s was strongest in London and in a group of inter-linked local economies stretching in a broad arc to the north, west and south of the capital within the 'Greater South East' region. Examples of strong KIBS sector growth outside this region tend to be more isolated. There is little evidence of significant decentralisation of KIBS employment from the largest cities to smaller settlements.

Item Type: Article
School or Research Centre: Birkbeck Schools and Research Centres > School of Business, Economics & Informatics > Management
Depositing User: Administrator
Date Deposited: 26 Jan 2011 09:51
Last Modified: 17 Apr 2013 12:18
URI: http://eprints.bbk.ac.uk/id/eprint/2050

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