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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 ...
Agglomeration and firm-level efficiency in South Africa
Where firms cluster together, there are efficiency gains from outsourcing, labour pooling and knowledge spillovers. Earlier research into agglomeration in South Africa focussed on sub-national regions and found that capital ...
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 ...