Which Sectors Drive Regional Economic Development? Changes in Employment in Knowledge-based and Consumption-based Sectors and Regional Economic Performance

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Despite increasing as a proportion of economic activity, the role of consumption in regional economic development does not feature highly in associated policies or debates. Instead, the focus is on the promotion of innovative activity and knowledge assets. Using NUTS 3 level data, this paper examines the changing level of employment in consumption-based and knowledge-based sectors in order to assess the contribution of each to regional economic development.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)125-139
Number of pages15
JournalLocal Economy
Issue number2
Early online date1 Mar 2009
Publication statusPublished - 1 Mar 2009
Externally publishedYes

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