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Urbani izziv Volume 25, No. supplement, July 2014 : S47–S62

DOI: 10.5379/urbani-izziv-en-2014-25-supplement-004

 

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Author

Mukovhe Masutha

University of Johannesburg, Faculty of Science, School of Geography, Environmental Management & Energy Studies, South Africa
masutham@thusananifoundation.co.za

Christian M. Rogerson

University of Johannesburg, Faculty of Management, School of Tourism & Hospitality, South Africa
crogerson@uj.ac.za

 

Title

Small business incubators: An emerging phenomenon in South Africa’s SMME economy

 

Abstract

In South Africa much policy attention is focused on the potential of the small, medium and micro-enterprise (SMME) economy for job creation. Nevertheless, despite government support for the SMME economy, high mortality rates are experienced by start-up enterprises. In common with international experience South Africa has adopted business incubation as a strategic tool for assisting the survival as well as building the competitiveness of SMMEs. This article analyses the state of business incubation in South Africa drawing attention to marked differences between the groups of public sector business incubators as opposed to those business incubators which have been initiated by the private sector.

 

Key Words

small business development, SMMEs, South Africa, business incubators

 

 

 

PUBLISHER

Urbanistični inštitut RS
Urbani izziv - Editorial Board
Trnovski pristan 2, 1000 Ljubljana, SLO

  + 386 (0)1 420 13 10
  urbani.izziv@uirs.si

ISSN

Print edition: 0353-6483
Web edition: 1855-8399

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