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dc.contributor.authorCoetzee, Hendrik Christiaan
dc.contributor.authorGeyer, H.S.
dc.contributor.authorDu Plessis, D.
dc.contributor.authorDonaldson, R.
dc.contributor.authorNijkamp, P.
dc.date.accessioned2012-10-09T08:29:43Z
dc.date.available2012-10-09T08:29:43Z
dc.date.issued2011
dc.identifier.citationGeyer, H.S. et al. 2011. Recent business transformation in intermediate-sized cities in South Africa. Habitat international, 35(2):265-274. [http://www.journals.elsevier.com/habitat-international/]en_US
dc.identifier.issn0197-3975
dc.identifier.issn1873-5428 (Online)
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10394/7458
dc.description.abstractSignificant spatial and structural changes have occurred in the business sector of intermediate-sized cities in South Africa since the mid-1990s. These changes can largely be ascribed to responses of entrepreneurs, from both formal and informal sectors, to the profound changes that have taken place in business markets in those cities over the period. This paper addresses the question how the business environment has changed in three rather representative intermediate-sized cities in the North West Province of South Africa since the demise of apartheid and what economic, environmental, social and political key factors may have played a role in those changes. It analyses changes in the spatial distribution of formal and informal businesses in those cities and, based on that, identifies general trends in the structural changes that have become apparent in them since the political transition. Some general conclusions are drawn from our survey results.en_US
dc.description.urihttp://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.habitatint.2010.09.004
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherElsevier Scienceen_US
dc.subjectIntermediate-sized citiesen_US
dc.subject(in)formal businessen_US
dc.subjectapartheiden_US
dc.subjectstreet tradingen_US
dc.titleRecent business transformation in intermediate-sized cities in South Africaen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US


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