Parrinello, Sergio (2003): The myth of the service economy. Published in: Working Paper Dipartimento di Economia Pubblica , Vol. 55, (June 2003): pp. 1-32.
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In this article the author, after a critical assessment of the main notions of services developed in economics, presents a revised definition of services based on process analysis. A corresponding distinction is made between material and non-material goods, on the one hand, and services, on the other hand. The proposed definition is applied to extend Sraffa’s theory of prices and to clarify that the expansion of the service activities, as such, is not related to knowledge creation and information diffusion. It is suggested that the dynamics of such non-material factors, instead of being reflected by the change in the relative weights of goods and services, should be assessed on the basis of the change in the tasks and qualities of the labour force. Final version of this working paper: S. Parrinello, “The service economy revisited”, Structural Change and Economic Dynamics, 15 (2004) 381–400
|Item Type:||MPRA Paper|
|Original Title:||The myth of the service economy|
|Keywords:||Services; process analysis; Classical economics|
|Subjects:||B - History of Economic Thought, Methodology, and Heterodox Approaches > B1 - History of Economic Thought through 1925 > B12 - Classical (includes Adam Smith)
D - Microeconomics > D5 - General Equilibrium and Disequilibrium > D57 - Input-Output Tables and Analysis
L - Industrial Organization > L2 - Firm Objectives, Organization, and Behavior > L23 - Organization of Production
|Depositing User:||Sergio Parrinello|
|Date Deposited:||10. May 2011 15:20|
|Last Modified:||14. Apr 2015 06:50|
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