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IAES (University Institute for Economic and Social Analysis) was created in May of 1996 with the denomination of Laboratory of Investigation of the Activities of Services (Servilab). Since then, it is integrated in the University of Alcalá, Madrid. The main objective of IAES is the study of the facts and socio-economic problems that modern societies face in a global and changing world. The works developed are not limited to theoretical aspects; they always assist to the demands and practical consequences of the studied topics, trying to offer proposals and alternatives for the action.
The service sector and its different activity branches are one of the major research areas of Servilab. However, the Institute has extended its field of interest to other subjects, as the labour market, the territorial and environmental questions, the problems of the small and medium companies, and the financing of the productive activities, among others. The central research topics of Servilab can be summarized as follows:
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RUBALCABA, L., DI MEGLIO, G. and GALLEGO, J. (2013, forthcoming), ‘Public-private innovation networks and social innovation in the service economy’, in: New forms of organization in Knowledge-based Societies: Social Innovation, Non-Profit organizations and Social Entrepreneurship, Routledge.
Cuadrado-Roura, J.R. (2012), ‘Regional Policy. What (it seems) we have learned’; in: Ph. Cooke, D. Parrilli, J.L. Curbelo (eds.): Innovation, Global Change and Territorial Reliance. E. Elgar Publishing, pp. 303-334.
Cuadrado-Roura, J.R. (2009), ‘Towards New European Peripheries?’; in: Ch. Karlsson, B. Johansson, R.R. Stough (eds.):Innovation, Agglomeration and Regional Competition. Edward Elgar Publishing, pp- 170-197.
MAROTO, A. and RUBALCABA, L. (2008) Structure, size and reform of European public sector. In Windrum and Koch Entrepreneurship, Creativity, and Management, Edward Elgar
CUADRADO, J. R. (2008), “Towards New European Peripheries”. In: R. Stongh et al, Innovation, Agglomeration and Regional Competition, UK: Edward Elgar.
RUBALCABA, L. and GARRIDO, R. (2006), “Urban concentration of European business services”. In: Carrillo (Ed) Knowledge cities, Buttherworth-Heinemann, Burlington, US: Elsevier.
CUADRADO-ROURA, J.R. (2005), “European 'Peripheries': New Concepts and Challenges”. In: VVAA., Regions in Competition and Co-operation; Univ. of Trollhättan / Uddewala, Sweden, pp. 251-294.
RUBALCABA, L. and GAGO, D. (2002), “National and International Effects in Business Service Concentration”. In: I. Miles and M. Miozzo (Eds.) Internationalisation, technology and services, Edward Elgar, pp: 137-160.
RUBALCABA, L. and CUADRADO ROURA, J.R. (2001), “Spain: Knowledge-intensive services: a paradigm of economic change”. In: P. Wood (Eds.), Consultancy and Innovation: the Business Service Revolution in Europe, London and New York: Routledge, pp: 316-343.
CUADRADO, J.R. y MARTINEZ SIERRA, F. (2001), “Dynamique urbaine et innovation dans l'aire métropolitaine de Madrid. Analyse de trois sous-systèmes spécifiques”. O.Crevoisier y R.Camagni: Les milieux urbains: innovation, systèmes de production et Ancrage; EDES-GREMI, Neuchâtel, pp. 19-348.
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