Antecedents and implications of territorial servitization

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Authors

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External organisations

  • Nova School of Business and Economics, Universidade Nova de Lisboa
  • Universidad de Granada
  • Recanati Business School
  • Tel Aviv University
  • Kent Business School
  • University of Leeds

Abstract

This paper examines the key antecedents and implications of territorial servitization in Central Europe and the Mediterranean. Territorial servitization is analyzed using 17 Spanish and 38 German NUTS-2 regions during the period 2010–14. The results indicate that, in terms of market size and economic activity, territorial servitization is significantly higher in regions with more knowledge-intensive business services (KIBS) deepening and where air and maritime transport have positive effects on territorial servitization. Interestingly, while the results confirm a positive relationship between patents and territorial servitization, patents show decreasing returns. Important implications for research, firms and policy-makers are discussed.

Details

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)410-423
Number of pages14
JournalRegional Studies
Volume53
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 4 Mar 2019

Keywords

  • knowledge, knowledge-intensive business services (KIBS), product–service innovation, regional development, servitization, territorial servitization