Organizational Innovation And Knowledge Use Practice: Cross-Country Comparison
Source: Hitotsubashi University
Since the last decades of the 20th Century, the authors have witnessed the specific growth of the service sector at the expense of manufacturing. Some scholars qualify this change as a historical shift in the structure of economic activities, and others refer to it as a 'Service sector revolution.' In a rather simplistic way, the wealth of nations can be attributed to agriculture two centuries ago, to manufacturing a century ago, and to the service sector now, producing 70-80 % of GDP in developed economies. There is a noticeable variety in the share of the service sectors of the GDP within the OECD countries.