Free services, experimental study
In this paper we deal with the questions: What are free services? How can we categorize or measure it? Are there arguments to include them in the national accounts? Is that even possible? We present a framework to identify free services, the suppliers and users and the business models that are used to produce free services. When these questions are answered and products of free services are identified we investigate whether there is a significant contribution of the free services and whether they significantly affect GDP. This research has been undertaken as part of an Eurostat grant.
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