The servitization of French manufacturing firms

Matthieu Daniel CROZET, Emmanuel MILET

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Abstract

In Chapter 4 Crozet and Milet revisit the de-industrialization process and push the argument that the frontier between manufacturing and services is quite blurry. Defined as large-scale production, increasing returns, new consumption items increasingly affordable to the consumer, many services could compare with industries. And even within manufacturing industry in the usual sense, services represent an increasing share of the value added. This shift towards services within the manufacturing sector is characterized as the `servitization' of the manufacturing sector. Using French business statistics, they describe this servitization of manufacturing firms. They document a moderate, but significant and steady trend of servitization over the period and find that the phenomenon is mainly driven by changes that occur within firms. By the end of their sample period, they document that 83% of manufacturing firms sold some services, 40% sold more services than goods, and 26% did not even produce goods.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe factory-free economy : outsourcing, servitization, and the future of industry
EditorsLionel Fontagné, Ann E. Harrison
PublisherOxford University Press
Chapter4
Pages111-135
Number of pages25
ISBN (Electronic)9780191084737
ISBN (Print)9780198779162
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2017
Externally publishedYes

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Bibliographical note

This article also published as Crozet, M., and Milet, E. (2014). The servitization of French manufacturing firms. CEPII Working Paper, (2014-10). France: CEPII. Retrieved from http://www.cepii.fr/PDF_PUB/wp/2014/wp2014-10.pdf

Keywords

  • Deindustrialisation
  • Servitization

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CROZET, M. D., & MILET, E. (2017). The servitization of French manufacturing firms. In L. Fontagné, & A. E. Harrison (Eds.), The factory-free economy : outsourcing, servitization, and the future of industry (pp. 111-135). Oxford University Press. https://doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198779162.003.0005