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Recent business transformation in intermediate-sized cities in South Africa

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dc.contributor.author Coetzee, Hendrik Christiaan
dc.contributor.author Geyer, H.S.
dc.contributor.author Du Plessis, D.
dc.contributor.author Donaldson, R.
dc.contributor.author Nijkamp, P.
dc.date.accessioned 2012-10-09T08:29:43Z
dc.date.available 2012-10-09T08:29:43Z
dc.date.issued 2011
dc.identifier.citation Geyer, 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.issn 0197-3975
dc.identifier.issn 1873-5428 (Online)
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10394/7458
dc.description.abstract Significant 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.uri http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.habitatint.2010.09.004
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Elsevier Science en_US
dc.subject Intermediate-sized cities en_US
dc.subject (in)formal business en_US
dc.subject apartheid en_US
dc.subject street trading en_US
dc.title Recent business transformation in intermediate-sized cities in South Africa en_US
dc.type Article en_US


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