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Title:Tracking SMME development in South Africa: issues of finance, training and the regulatory environment
Author:Rogerson, Christian M.ISNI
Periodical:Urban Forum
Geographic term:South Africa
Subjects:small enterprises
business financing
commercial education
company law
literature reviews (form)
External link:https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s12132-008-9025-x
Abstract:The significance of issues concerning finance, training and regulation has been a continuous thread in South African policy discussions about the development of the country's small, medium and micro-enterprise (SMME) economy for more than a decade. Better access to finance, skills and leadership training and more flexible regulations are identified as key strategic elements in supporting the three national pillars of promoting entrepreneurship; strengthening the enabling environment for SMMEs; and enhanced competitiveness and capacity at the enterprise level. The monitoring of research on the SMME economy in South Africa is viewed as a critical issue of high policy relevance. Against this backcloth, this article provides a synthesis of existing research in South Africa concerning the three important themes of: finance; training and skills acquisition; and the regulatory environment for SMME development. Several research gaps are identified for further analysis. Bibliogr., sum. [Journal abstract]