In this book Faïz Gallouj propounds a theoretical framework which describes and
evaluates the main approaches to analysing and understanding innovation in services.
He provides interesting and extensive empirical material on the nature and sources
of innovation in various services sectors and countries, and makes an original
contribution both to theories of innovation in services and theories of innovation
in general. Taking both an evolutionary and conventionalist stance, he demonstrates
that services, and more importantly innovations in services, can be regarded as the
new wealth of nations.