• Services and employment models: Europe-USA-Japan
  • Introduction
  • Domination of services unarguable
  • Manufacturing no longer the only legitimate activity
  • The need for change in socio-economic analyses
  • Institutions in all their diversity increasingly taken into account.
  • Plan
  • I. International comparisons of employment in services: the methodologies
  • 1.1. Benchmarking
  • 1.2. Societal analysis
  • 1.3 Ideal types
  • 1.4 Comparative studies that focus on the dynamic of change
  • II. The sectoral approaches
  • 2.1. The NESY project
  • 2.2. An example of societal analysis applied to employment in services
  • 2.3. Another example of a sectoral approach: identifying the ‘Daieist’ wage-labour nexus in Japan
  • III. Sectoral approaches to national models of service employment
  • 3.1. Manuel Castells and Yuko Aoyama: the multiple pathways leading to the informational society
  • 3.2 An initial analysis of the structure of services: from Singelmann to Bosch
  • 3.3. Gadrey’s service worlds
  • IV. Towards a dynamic approach to employment models
  • 4.1. Institutional innovation
  • 4.2 Individual life cycles
  • 4.3. Time arrangements
  • Conclusion
  • A ‘varieties of service economies’ approach