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Antecedents and Implications of Territorial Servitization

Gomes, Emanuel, Bustinza, Oscar, Tarba, Shlomo, Khan, Zaheer, Ahammad, Mohammad Faisal (2019) Antecedents and Implications of Territorial Servitization. Regional Studies, 53 (3). pp. 410-423. ISSN 0034-3404. (doi:10.1080/00343404.2018.1468076) (KAR id:66720)


This article examines the key antecedents and implications of territorial servitization in central Europe and the Mediterranean. Territorial servitization is analysed using 17 Spanish and 38 German NUTS-2 regions during the period 2010-2014. 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 our results confirm a positive relationship between patents and territorial servitization, patents show decreasing returns. Important implications for research, firms and policy makers are discussed.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1080/00343404.2018.1468076
Uncontrolled keywords: servitization, product-service innovation, KIBS, territorial servitization; knowledge, regional development
Divisions: Divisions > Kent Business School - Division > Department of Marketing, Entrepreneurship and International Business
Depositing User: Zaheer Khan
Date Deposited: 14 Apr 2018 14:49 UTC
Last Modified: 09 Dec 2022 06:38 UTC
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