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Author Williams, Colin C., 1961-

Title Consumer services and economic development / Colin C. Williams
Published London ; New York : Routledge, 1997
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Description 1 online resource (xiv, 293 pages)
Summary "Consumer Services and Economic Development evaluates the role of consumer services as motors for local economic development in contemporary advanced economies. The contributions that specific consumer service industries are making to local economic development are analysed. Tourism, sports, universities, retailing and the cultural industries are each examined in turn. Following this, the roles that the consumer services sector are playing in economic regeneration are investigated in a number of different contexts: a global city; several contrasting urban areas; and a rural locality. In each case, whether consumer services have taken a lead or supportive role in local economic development is surveyed, and their effectiveness in promoting economic regeneration is evaluated." "This book dispels the common myth that consumer services are residual activities dependent upon other economic sectors for their vitality and viability. Providing a comprehensive overview and evaluation of the contributions of the consumer services sector to economic development, this book reveals the need for a fundamental reconceptualization of both the function of services in particular and economic development theory and practice more generally." --Book Jacket
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Customer services -- Great Britain.
United Kingdom -- Economic conditions -- 1997- -- Regional disparities.
United Kingdom -- Economic policy -- 1945-1964.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 96041516
ISBN 0203440099 (electronic bk.)
041514504X (Cloth)
0415145058 (Paper)
9780203440094 (electronic bk.)
9780415145046 (Cloth)
9780415145053 (Paper)