The changing geography of producer services employment in Britain
Gillespie, A. E. and Green, Anne E.. (1987) The changing geography of producer services employment in Britain. Regional Studies, Volume 21 (Number 5). pp. 397-411. ISSN 0034-3404Full text not available from this repository.
Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00343408712331344568
This paper examines the changing geography of producer services employment in Britain between 1971 and 1981 using data from the Census of Employment. The study begins with a review of alternative views on the service sector and its relationship to economic growth, and the place of producer services within the division of labour is described. It is shown that there is a pronounced urban and regional differentiation in producer services employment. Factors operating to increase the concentration of such employment are indentified, as are counteracting tendencies favouring deconcentration. Individual producer services industries are shown to display different locational logic, and varying trends of concentration and deconcentration during 1971–81. Overall the maintenance of the spatial concentration of producer services employment in southern Britain, coupled with relative deconcentration within metropolitan regions, means that it is difficult to be optimistic about prospects for producer services in the less favoured regions. The paper concludes with some suggestions for a more positive regional policy with respect to producer services.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Subjects:||G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GE Environmental Sciences
G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation
|Divisions:||Faculty of Social Sciences > Institute for Employment Research|
|Journal or Publication Title:||Regional Studies|
|Number of Pages:||15|
|Page Range:||pp. 397-411|
|Access rights to Published version:||Restricted or Subscription Access|
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