Services and the Green Economy

  • Andrew Jones
  • Patrik Ström
  • Brita Hermelin
  • Grete Rusten

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Andrew Jones, Patrik Ström, Brita Hermelin, Grete Rusten
    Pages 1-22
  3. Services and the ‘Greening’ of Economic Development

  4. Services and the Transition to Green Energy

  5. Contrasting Industry Cases: Engineering, Viticulture and Construction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 219-219
    2. Kentaro Watanabe, Masaaki Mochimaru, Yoshiki Shimomura
      Pages 221-244
    3. Andrew Berry, Nanno Mulder, Ximena Olmos
      Pages 245-267
    4. Andrew Jones, Patrik Ström, Brita Hermelin, Grete Rusten
      Pages 297-308
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 309-326

About this book


Services and the Green Economy addresses a significant gap in the knowledge and understanding of sustainable economic development. Bringing together a range of expert contributions the book analyses the role of services and service industries in the transition to a greener economy. Framed by an approach within environmental economic geography, chapters written by leading researchers from a range of disciplines explore how service industries, service firms and service activities are at heart of green economic processes. Adopting a global perspective, it includes research from the US, Europe, South America and Japan, providing a detailed insight into how the crucial role of service industry activity has often been ignored in current understandings of a green economic transition.


Green Business Green Economy Globalization Sustainability Innovation

Editors and affiliations

  • Andrew Jones
    • 1
  • Patrik Ström
    • 2
  • Brita Hermelin
    • 3
  • Grete Rusten
    • 4
  1. 1.Sch of Arts & Social ScienceCity Univ LondonLondonUnited Kingdom
  2. 2.Department of Business AdministrationUniversity of GothenburgGoteborgSweden
  3. 3.NORRKÖPINGSweden
  4. 4.Department of GeographyUniversity of BergenBergenNorway

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