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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

  • R&D Ratios & Budgets

    ... R&D to gross margin ratios, as well as current year and next year budgets and growth rate forecasts. Use it to track competition, set and justify R&D budgets, screen potential acquisitions, sell the laboratory and ... Read More

  • U.S.Sourcebook of R&D Spenders

    ... titles of three senior executives, R&D budgets, sales, fiscal year closing, and more. Organized by state and ZIP code. The ideal reference for sales people who call on R&D centers and for economic development agencies. Read More

  • Research & Development Growth Trends

    ... SIC (Standard Industrial Classification) and alphabetically by company name within each SIC. Each company's historical information includes: R&D spending for each of the last five calendar years expressed in constant 1990 dollars, the percent of ... Read More

  • Workforce Growth Trends

    ... company name within each SIC. Each company's historical information includes: number of employees for each of the last five calendar years, the percent of total workforce the company represented in relation to the total for ... Read More

  • Workforce Ratios & Forecasts

    ... and next year headcount and growth rates, as well as sales per employee and gross margin per employee. Use it to track competition, set and justify manpower budgets, screen potential acquisitions, plan new ventures and ... Read More

  • Paper Product Wholesaling in Australia - Industry Market Research Report

    ... include paper rolls, cardboard containers, sanitary paper products, paper stationery, paper bags and sacks, and other paper products. This report covers the scope, size, disposition and growth of the industry including the key sensitivities and ... Read More

  • Belarus: In-depth PEST Insights

    ... trend analysis. Key Highlights The political landscape section discusses the evolution of the political scenario in Belarus, as well as the country's economic, social, foreign, and defense policies. The section also discusses the country's performance ... Read More

  • Switzerland Country Risk Report Q3 2018

    ... Switzerland's open economy, although consumer spending will play a larger role over the long term. The government's robust fiscal position implies it will maintain its safe haven status and be able to step in and ... Read More

  • Taiwan Country Risk Report Q3 2018

    ... expand by 2.5% in 2018 as the moderation in export demand weighs on Taiwan's export-oriented growth outlook. However, efforts to develop the Asian Silicon Valley are gaining traction and ongoing development programmes will lend some ... Read More

  • Uganda Country Risk Report Q3 2018

    ... that the change increases the risks of a power vacuum in the event that Museveni unexpectedly departs the scene due to death or illness, as it reduces the need for a succession plan to be ... Read More

  • Barbados and Guyana Country Risk Report Q3 2018

    ... As a result, we maintain our real GDP growth forecasts at 1.2% in 2018 and 1.4% in 2019. With persistently wide fiscal deficits, the government will continue to pursue politically unpopular consolidation efforts. Political uncertainty ... Read More

  • Botswana Country Risk Report Q3 2018

    ... expenditure in government budgets will offer further support to the country's real GDP growth. Botswana is likely to benefit from continued political stability in the run up to the 2019 general elections, as an economic ... Read More

  • Canada Country Risk Report Q3 2018

    ... Risk Report Q3 2018 The Canadian economy will slow in 2018-19 as robust private con-sumption grinds to a more sustainable level. Monetary tightening from the Bank of Canada will help to support the Canadian dollar. Read More

  • Central Asia Country Risk Report Q3 2018

    ... expand by an average of 4.6% from 2018-2019. Ongoing efforts aimed at increasing the attractiveness of the country to skilled human capital will also provide support. We continue to hold a downbeat outlook on the ... Read More

  • Denmark Country Risk Report Q3 2018

    ... demographics and high private sector debt. The large debt burden of the private sector presents significant sys-temic risks. Low interest rates have allowed households to reduce their debt burdens proportionally to their incomes and to ... Read More

  • Dominican Republic and Puerto Rico Country Risk Report Q3 2018

    ... spending. Tourism and related services will continue to be bright spots, provid-ing tailwinds to the economy. Political risk is likely to subside in the Dominican Republic in 2018. Government attempts to address corruption allegations and ... Read More

  • Ethiopia Country Risk Report Q3 2018

    ... opportunities in the manufacturing and power sectors. Ethiopia's current account deficit will narrow in 2018, supported by a more competitive currency, though we note that these tailwinds are unlikely to last. Meanwhile, Ethiopia's external position ... Read More

  • Jamaica Country Risk Report Q3 2018

    ... of austerity measures will further buoy growth over the long term. The JLP government will move ahead with IMF-sponsored reforms in 2018 aimed at boosting stability and economic growth. Central bank reform and reductions in ... Read More

  • Kosovo and Montenegro Country Risk Report Q3 2018

    ... likely that both countries will show little willingness to improve ties over the coming quarters. This will continue to weigh heavily on Kosovo's long-term political environ-ment, with our long-term political score coming in at a ... Read More

  • Libya Country Risk Report Q3 2018

    ... Even if held, the elections are by no means guaranteed to deliver widespread stabil-ity – particularly if they are rushed, without securing support from a large number of Libya's various groups and militias. Rising oil ... Read More

  • Mauritius Country Risk Report Q3 2018

    ... treaty with India will weigh on the finance, tourism and manufacturing sectors, although construction will grow strongly. From 2020 onwards, we expect growth to accelerate as Mauritius completes its transition to being a major transhipment ... Read More

  • Mongolia Country Risk Report Q3 2018

    ... co-ordination over the coming years. Meanwhile, Mongolia remains highly economi-cally dependent on China, and we expect relations between the two countries to advance further over the coming years, which will likely benefit the landlocked nation's ... Read More

  • Rwanda Country Risk Report Q3 2018

    ... continued social stability and broad policy continuity. That said, rising tensions in East Africa could threaten Rwanda's security. Over a longer-term period, though, the risks to political stability have increased. The leader's prolonged stint in ... Read More

  • Sri Lanka Country Risk Report Q3 2018

    ... to pick up on the back of improved external market access, a pick-up in infrastructure projects and sustained growth in tourism arrivals. We forecast Sri Lanka's current account deficit to narrow to 1.9% of GDP ... Read More

  • Thailand Country Risk Report Q3 2018

    ... 2019. We forecast the Thai economy to grow by an average of 3.5% over the next five years as the country's new constitution should provide policy continuity regardless of the elec-tion outcome, and continued business ... Read More

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