Agglomeration of Contact Centres in Regional Economies.

Cabras, Ignazio (2010) Agglomeration of Contact Centres in Regional Economies. Lambert Academic Publishing, Germany. ISBN 9783838390444

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In the second-half of the twentieth century, the emergence of contact centres has literally changed the way of communicating between suppliers and consumers. The capability of firms and companies to provide various types of services, information and technical support to customers located in spatially remote areas has considerably increased during these years. As a result, the presence of contact centres is commonly shared by companies operating in very different markets at global level. In addtion, the significant level of employment generated by these businesses has stimulated a constant debate among regional and national policymakers about the necessity to preserve the industry from the threat of off-shoring. Despite these concerns, empirical studies and academic research on contact centre businesses and activities at regional level are very limited. The work presented in this book seeks to contribute to the literature regarding the contact centre industry. By exploring data collected in the North- West region of England, the author examines agglomeration of contact centres and related offshoring issues at regional and local levels.

Item Type: Book
ISBN: 9783838390444
Uncontrolled Keywords: Agglomeration; contact centres; regional economy;
University Divisions/Research Centres: Edinburgh Napier University, Employment Research Institute
Dewey Decimal Subjects: 300 Social sciences > 330 Economics > 338 Production > 338.4 Secondary industries and services > 338.47 Services & products
Library of Congress Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor
Item ID: 4321
Depositing User: Mrs Lyn Gibson
Date Deposited: 12 Apr 2011 13:47
Last Modified: 19 Nov 2013 11:36

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