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Tracking SMME research in South Africa’s priority sectors

Christian Rogerson
South African Journal of Economic and Management Sciences | Vol 11, No 1 | a377 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/sajems.v11i1.377 | © 2012 Christian Rogerson | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 02 May 2012 | Published: 07 May 2012

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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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