Tracking SMME research in South Africa’s priority sectors

Christian Rogerson

Abstract


The National Industrial Policy Framework and the Accelerated and Shared Growth Initiative for South Africa emphasize the importance of promoting select ‘priority sectors’. This paper provides a review of existing research concerning SMME development in the three priority sectors of tourism, business process outsourcing and offshoring (BPO & O) and, creative industries. The paper argues for the importance of undertaking sector-differentiated research on SMME development in South Africa in order to complement other research which is focussed on sector development as a whole. 


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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.4102/sajems.v11i1.377

Submitted: 02 May 2012
Published: 07 May 2012


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