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Servicification of Manufacturing: Evidence from Swedish Firm and Enterprise Group Level Data
Örebro University, Swedish Business School at Örebro University.
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The manufacturing industry in industrialised countries is often argued to servicify - use and sell more services - but knowledge is poor. We examine the phenomenon using detailed and com-prehensive micro level data at both the firm and enterprise group level for Sweden (1997-2006). We find that manufacturing is servicifying substantially. Services and qualified services are increasingly characterising in-house activity in manufacturing. The results imply that treat-ing services and manufacturing separately - for instance in trade policy negotiations - may be inappropriate in industrialised countries. Finally, the findings illustrate the value of enterprise group level data when studying structural economic changes.

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services, manufacturing, firm, enterprise group, outsourcing, deindustrialisation
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URN: urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-20545OAI: diva2:464080
Available from: 2011-12-13 Created: 2011-12-12 Last updated: 2011-12-13Bibliographically approved

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