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Title:Family-owned business in South Africa: local enterprise responses by South African Indian family-owned business
Author:Bawa, NadyaISNI
Periodical:Urban Forum
Geographic term:South Africa
Subjects:economic behaviour
private enterprises
External link:https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s12132-006-0004-9
Abstract:Following a brief history of South African Indian business, this paper uses five case histories of Indian family-owned businesses in Gauteng - three from the manufacturing sector, one from the retail sector, and one from the wholesale sector - to report on the local enterprise adjustments these businesses have made to changing economic and political conditions in post-1994 South Africa. The analysis of the case studies is undertaken in four subsections, viz. responses of the businesses to challenges posed by globalization; the introduction of South Africa's new Growth, Employment and Redistribution (GEAR) macroeconomic strategy and linked changes; black economic empowerment; and their use of political networking as a strategy to build existing business and create new business. Bibliogr. [ASC Leiden abstract]