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Competitiveness of small businesses owned by Asians and expatriate Africans in South Africa compared to those owned by indigenous citizens

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dc.contributor.advisor Lotter, J. C.
dc.contributor.author Maqanda, Vuyani
dc.date.accessioned 2012-11-26T10:31:11Z
dc.date.available 2012-11-26T10:31:11Z
dc.date.issued 2012-08
dc.identifier.citation Maqanda, Vuyani (2012) Competitiveness of small businesses owned by Asians and expatriate Africans in South Africa compared to those owned by indigenous citizens, University of South Africa, Pretoria, <http://hdl.handle.net/10500/8107> en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10500/8107
dc.description.abstract Asians and expatriate Africans have been prominent in the SMME economy of South Africa. This work seeks to establish reasons for the growth and competitiveness of SMMEs run by these groups compared to those operated by local citizens. Reasons for this competitiveness are gleaned from existing literature and presented in accordance with the Perren model which attributes the growth of SMMEs to the owner’s motivation, expertise in managing growth, access to resources, and demand. In this work, the Perren model was first applied to Asians and Lebanese in East and West Africa to set a foundation for comparison with the South African situation. This work concluded that it is the four interim growth drivers acting together that cause competitiveness of Asian- or expatriate African-owned SMMEs. Policy recommendations to improve competitiveness of SMMEs owned by local citizens are then suggested at the end. en
dc.format.extent 1 online resource (ix, 152 leaves)
dc.language.iso en en
dc.rights University of South Africa
dc.subject SMMEs en
dc.subject Demand en
dc.subject Expatriate Africans en
dc.subject Expertise in managing growth en
dc.subject Perren model en
dc.subject Asians en
dc.subject State intervention en
dc.subject Entrepreneurial motivation en
dc.subject Interim growth drivers en
dc.subject Resource access en
dc.subject.ddc 338.642089
dc.subject.lcsh Small business -- South Africa
dc.subject.lcsh Aliens -- South Africa
dc.subject.lcsh Indigenous peoples -- South Africa
dc.subject.lcsh Business enterprises -- South Africa
dc.title Competitiveness of small businesses owned by Asians and expatriate Africans in South Africa compared to those owned by indigenous citizens en
dc.type Dissertation en
dc.description.department Economics en
dc.description.degree M. Com. (Economics)


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