Small business incubators: An emerging phenomenon in  Cover Image

Small business incubators: An emerging phenomenon in
Small business incubators: An emerging phenomenon in

Author(s): Mukovhe Masutha, Christian M. Rogerson
Subject(s): Social Sciences
Published by: Urbanistični inštitut Republike Slovenije
Keywords: small business development; SMMEs; South Africa; business incubators

Summary/Abstract: In South Africa much policy attention is focused on the potential of the small, medium and micro-enterprise (SMME) economy for job creation. Nevertheless, despite government support for the SMME economy, high mortality rates are experienced by start-up enterprises. In common with international experience South Africa has adopted business incubation as a strategic tool for assisting the survival as well as building the competitiveness of SMMEs. This article analyses the state of business incubation in South Africa drawing attention to marked differences between the groups of public sector business incubators as opposed to those business incubators which have been initiated by the private sector.

  • Issue Year: 2014
  • Issue No: 25 (s)
  • Page Range: S47–S62
  • Page Count: 16
  • Language: English