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Business Services & Administration Market Research Reports & Industry Analysis

The Service sector is often considered the tertiary sector of many global economies, with the others being the secondary sector or manufacturing and the primary sector being agriculture.

As the name suggests, the service sector consists of the service-focused portion of the economy, such activities where companies or individuals offer their knowledge and time to improve productivity, performance, or opportunities. The basic characteristic of this sector is the production of services instead of tagible products. Services (also known as "intangible goods") include attention, advice, experience, and discussion.

For decades, there has been a substantial shift from the primary and secondary sectors to the tertiary sector in industrialized economies. This sector is now the largest sector of the economy in the Western world, and has also seen the fastest growth.

The business services industry, a subset of the Services sector, is focused on services explicitly offered to businesses and includes accounting, human resources, consulting, facilities management, leasing, security, and numerous other functions.

The market reports available in this Business Services category will help you research specific topics or organizations providing support to other businesses and in many cases will be focused on a specific topic, such as collections services, intellectual property, or corporate finance. Our collection of market research reports provides insights into product and market trends, opportunities, projections, sales, and marketing strategies. Specifics on market share, segmentation, size, and growth by country are also featured.

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Business Services & Administration Industry Research & Market Reports

  • Country Economic Forecasts > South Korea

    ...that supported growth throughout last year is showing signs of fading amid a less buoyant housing market and a diminishing appetite for credit. And in the absence of construction investment, there is little impetus from ... Read More

  • Country Economic Forecasts > Japan

    ...policy will remain supportive, with government infrastructure spending set to rise and cash handouts and solid employment to underpin a modest recovery in household consumption. We forecast GDP to grow by 1.2% in 2017, and ... Read More

  • Country Economic Forecasts > Lebanon

    ...some modest successes there is as yet no agreement on a new budget, and more immediately no agreement on an election law that is required to ensure new parliamentary elections go ahead this May. On ... Read More

  • Country Economic Forecasts > Philippines

    ...drive the expansion, albeit not quite as dynamic as in 2016. The slowing of investment growth, after the surge of the past two years, should be offset by a much smaller drag from net external ... Read More

  • Country Economic Forecasts > United Arab Emirates

    ...in oil production in accordance with the OPEC deal to curb output will dampen oil sector growth, while the non-oil sector – although improving – will be held back by key challenges of fiscal consolidation, ... Read More

  • Country Economic Forecasts > Turkey

    ...confidence is likely to remain subdued ahead of a referendum on the constitution now scheduled to take place in April. Tightening measures by the central bank have managed to support the lira (TRY), but the ... Read More

  • Country Economic Forecasts > Germany

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  • Japan Small and Medium-Sized Business Markets Forecast Update by Region, 2016-2020

    ...2020 by region and cities after taking into consideration product information based on the vendor survey until September 2016 and the latest economic situation. In 2016, the Japan SMB IT market is expected to grow ... Read More

  • Country Economic Forecasts > South Africa

    ...halt in Q3, with an annualised increase of just 0.2%, while Q4 seems to have been nearly as dismal, with both the mining and manufacturing sectors contracting. However, growth is expected to pick up modestly ... Read More

  • Country Economic Forecasts > Mexico

    ...year as a whole. As a result of the carryover effect, we now forecast GDP growth for 2017 at 1.9%, up from 1.8% previously, while that for 2018 remains unchanged at 2.0%. With higher inflation ... Read More

  • Country Economic Forecasts > Italy

    ...– which would result in a weak government. However, the economy remains relatively resilient (certainly when compared to a few years ago) and, after a reasonable H2 2016, we have raised our 2017 growth forecast ... Read More

  • Country Economic Forecasts > Indonesia

    ...not expect Indonesia's economic outlook to change much in 2017 and forecast growth to average 5.1% (up from 5% in 2016), supported by a modest improvement in global demand and some pick-up in private consumption ... Read More

  • Country Economic Forecasts > Hong Kong China

    ...2016, up from 1.5% previously. But the outlook for 2017 is still subject to a high degree of uncertainty. This mostly relates to external headwinds, in particular developments on the Mainland and the US. But ... Read More

  • Food Wholesalers

    ...(all based in the US), as well as Loblaw (Canada), Kokubu & Co (Japan), and Metcash (Australia). Rising global populations and demand for food are expected to drive growth in the food distribution industry, especially ... Read More

  • Japan Telework-Related Software Market Overview 2016

    ...defines the Japan telework-related software market, conducts a survey of telework usage trends among user companies, and performs forecasts of the Japan teleworking population and telework-related software market.Takashi Manabe, group director of IDC Japan's Software ... Read More

  • Professional Employer Organizations

    ...of which are based in the US. Operations similar to the businesses known as professional employer organizations (PEOs) in the US can be found under different names in other countries. Companies that operate similarly to ... Read More

  • Business Valuation Update Yearbook 2017

    ...and professional standards. BVR has you covered with the Business Valuation Update Yearbook 2017. This newest edition from the publishers of Business Valuation Update covers the year’s most groundbreaking and thought-provoking advancements in business valuation ... Read More

  • Country Economic Forecasts > Finland

    ...recording meaningful y/y gains in the first three quarters of the year, while a largely flat Q4 will push the growth rate to 1.4% for the year overall – below the 1.7% achieved in the ... Read More

  • Country Economic Forecasts > Iceland

    ...forecast for this year. Growth is set to slow to 2.5-3% in 2018-19, but the current revival brings some inflationary risks. Upward pressure on the ISK, with the current account in surplus and the last ... Read More

  • Country Economic Forecasts > Singapore

    ...service sector is forecast, with fiscal spending also set to remain supportive, the continuing correction in the housing market will dampen growth. Increased trade protectionism is also a risk to the outlook. We have nudged ... Read More

  • Country Economic Forecasts > Canada

    ...as a whole. Looking ahead, we expect that strengthening non-energy activity, gradually rebounding energy sector output and an expansionary fiscal policy will underpin a modest acceleration in real GDP growth to 1.8% in 2017. That ... Read More

  • Country Economic Forecasts > Iran Islamic Rep

    ...by a forecast 4.3% pa over the forecast horizon – the same as estimated for 2016/17. Growth is being driven by increased oil production (following the lifting of most international sanctions) as well as increases ... Read More

  • Managed Security Service Market by Services, Deployment Type (Hosted or Cloud, Hybrid Cloud, and On-Premises), Organization Size (SMES and Enterprises), Vertical, and Region - Global Forecast to 2021

    ...security breaches and to share threat intelligence is driving the managed security service market” The managed security service market size is expected to grow from USD 17.02 billion in 2016 to USD 33.68 billion by ... Read More

  • Country Economic Forecasts > France

    ...2017, especially in manufacturing. And while household spending will come under pressure from higher inflation, the recovery in employment will help offset some of this pressure. We forecast GDP growth will rise to 1.4% this ... Read More

  • Country Economic Forecasts > Kenya

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