The concept of service

Vol. 26 No. 1 (2006)

Jan-Mar / 2006
Published March 27, 2020
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How to Cite

Meirelles, Dimária Silva e. 2006. “The Concept of Service”. Brazilian Journal of Political Economy 26 (1):119-36.

The concept of service

Dimária Silva e Meirelles
Doutorado e mestrado em economia industrial e da tecnologia pela Universidade Federal do rio de Janeiro e Graduação em Ciências Econômicas pela Universidade Federal de Uberlândia.
Brazilian Journal of Political Economy, Vol. 26 No. 1 (2006), Jan-Mar / 2006, Pages 119-136


The service sector involves a wide range of activities, each with different product characteristics, process and market organizations. Intending to take into account their specificities, without binding to particularities and exceptions, this paper, through a revision of classic and contemporary authors, proposes a group of contributive elements for a conceptual approach.

JEL Classification: L800.

Keywords: service terciary sector theories of value classification of service activities.