Servicification of Manufacturing: Evidence from Swedish Firm and Enterprise Group Level Data
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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.
services, manufacturing, firm, enterprise group, outsourcing, deindustrialisation
Research subject Economics
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-20545OAI: oai:DiVA.org:oru-20545DiVA: diva2:464080