Author: B. Elango (Illinois State U.)

This book is a unique source of statistical information on various service industry sectors. Locating empirical information on specific service industry characteristics is not an easy task, even for an individual familiar with various sources of data. This book is a quick source of information on service industry statistics across many nations of the world. The reader is introduced to finding key sources of data, building analytical ratios from diverse sources, and understanding the advantages and disadvantages of data selection methods in the service sector. The global nature of the data compiled in this book, especially an extensive coverage of the United States, makes it an invaluable resource to active researchers and stakeholders in the service industry as well as those who seek to enter it.

(Springer, ISBN: 978-3-319-19110-2)