- Conceptual aspects
- The expansion of services
- The spatial distribution of services
- The economic and political significance of services
Services shape the economic structure and working landscape of industrialised countries. Services are characterised by the fact that their provision depends on the cooperation of the recipient of the service. The causes for their expansion are diverse and can be attributed to their specific conditions of supply and demand. Business services are especially dynamic. Services also exhibit a pronounced spatial concentration. In addition, certain services are of particular importance for the competitiveness of regional economies.