Servitización territorial: Conceptualización, cuantificación y agenda de investigación

Translated title of the contribution: Territorial servitization: Conceptualization, quantification and research agenda

Ferran Vendrell-Herrero*, Esteban Lafuente, Yancy Vaillant

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Territorial servitization is the analysis of how manufacturing firms and knowledge-intensive business service (KIBS) sectors collaborate in working towards a renaissance of manufacturing competitiveness within regions of developed economies. This editorial note provides four insights. First, it sums up the existing body of knowledge on the topic. Second, it quantifies and maps the territorial servitization activity in Spanish regions. Third, it presents and reflects on the collection of five papers in this special issue, which bring new insights into how geographical proximity, innovation systems, and KIBS heterogeneity benefit our understanding of territorial servitization. Finally, the study provides a number of yet unresolved topics that deserve further academic attention.

Translated title of the contributionTerritorial servitization: Conceptualization, quantification and research agenda
Original languageSpanish
Pages (from-to)5-15
Number of pages11
JournalInvestigaciones Regionales
Issue number2020
Publication statusPublished - 24 Jul 2020


  • knowledge-intensive business services (KIBS)
  • manufacturing
  • regional development
  • territorial servitization


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