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Barriers to internationalisation: firm–level evidence from South Africa
(Babes-Bolyai University of Cluj Napoca, 2012)
The internal resource barriers that firms experience influence their capability to export. This, in turn, influences the export performance of the country and the extent to which exports contribute to economic growth. The ...
Can South Africa sustain and diversify its exports?
The aim of this paper is to examine the diversification of South Africa's exports over the period 1994 to 2012. A decomposition of export growth shows that exports of non-fuel primary commodities as well as medium-skill ...
South African firm-level evidence of the links between finance and efficiency
Small and medium-sized enterprises are often seen as drivers of economic growth and development by generating employment opportunities. However, for SMEs to be successful they need finance. Access to finance has been found ...