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The importance of tourism in regional economic development: a time–series analysis
Tourism is more often than not overlooked in its ability to alleviate poverty and the promotion of regional economic development. The aim of this study was to assess the importance of tourism in regional economic development ...
Best practice management principles for business chambers to facilitate economic development: evidence from South Africa
Local economic development (LED) is seen as one of the prominent and emerging tools in the facilitation of development of on a local and regional level. On the local level, the partners in LED are government, business and ...
Management of Small and Medium Enterprise (SME) development: an analysis of stumbling blocks in a developing region
Globally, small and medium enterprises (SMEs) contribute significantly to economic growth and development. Yet, various stumbling blocks exist that hinder SMEs growth and development. South Africa is no different and with ...
A time series analysis of the relationship between manufacturing, economic growth and employment in South Africa
Manufacturing provides a platform for innovation, job creation, investment and overall economic progression. South Africa has the potential to be a manufacturing destination of choice. However in the previous decade, this ...
Formulation and validation of an Enabling Developmental Environment Scale (EDES) for local economic development (LED)
(International Foundation for Research and Development (IFRD), 2017)
Local government is one of the main role players in local economic development (LED) and need to assist in the creation of an enabling developmental environment for local businesses to prosper. Partnerships are required ...
An analysis of the relationships between the Purchasing Managers Index (PMI), economic growth and employment in the manufacturing sector in South Africa
(Social Sciences Research Society, 2017)
Employment growth in the South African economy has been dismal, and unemployment has been gradually increasing since the 2000s. The high rate of unemployment at more than 27 percent, is mainly due to weak gross domestic ...
The relationship between economic growth and economic development: a regional assessment in South Africa
The concepts of economic development and economic growth differ significantly, but are in some instances used as interchangeable notions. It is important for policy formulators and decision makers to understand the ...
The Impact of government expenditure and sectoral investment on economic growth in South Africa
Globally, but especially in developing countries, economic growth has been low since the financial crises in 2008/2009. Among the key factors that can stimulate growth are government spending and capital investments. The ...
The development of a process tool for improved risk management in local government
(Romanian Society for Quality Assurance (SRAC), 2017)
Best practice principles for business incubators: a comparison between South Africa and the Netherlands
(ASERS Publishing, 2016)
Many researchers and industry leaders have identified business incubators as an alternative method to develop entrepreneurship and support small businesses. Incubators facilitate the success of a large number of start-ups ...