Beyond Industrialization: Ascendancy of the Global Service Economy
By Ronald K. Shelp
Praeger, 1981, 242 pp.
The U.S. government and American business are pushing for international agreements to liberalize the trade in services. This pioneering book by one of the leading participants in the process helps explain why and gives the first extensive account of past efforts. Like all serious workers in this field, the author is hampered by poor statistics and the difficulty of generalizing about the many different kinds of activities labelled "services." Nevertheless, the book breaks new ground and should stimulate further discussion.