Bulletin of Geography
Socio-economic Series
ISSN 1732 - 4254 quarterly

Lwowska 1, 87-100 Toruń
tel. +48 56 6112606, +48 56 6112602, +48 56 6112561, fax: +48 56 6112638

Bulletin of Geography. Socio-economic Series Homepage

Download PDF

Small enterprise development in South Africa: The role of business incubators

  • Mukhove Masutha - University of Johannesburg, School of Geography, Environmental Management and Energy Studies, South Africa; e-mail: masutham@thusanifoundation.co.za;
  • Christian M. Rogerson- University of Johannesburg, School of Tourism and Hospitality, Faculty of Management; e-mail: crogerson@uj.ac.za (corresponding author)

  • Keywords
    small enterprise; business incubators; entrepreneurship; South Africa

    Business incubation is a relatively new phenomenon in scholarship and policy development for small enterprise development. Business incubators offer targeted business support and technical support services to accelerate the growth of emerging and small start-up business enterprises into financially and operationally independent enterprises. South Africa has adopted business incubation as one vehicle for upgrading the SMME economy. This article examines the evolution of policy towards business incubation, current progress, institutional issues and emerging geographies of business incubators as part of the unfolding and dynamic SMME policy landscape in South Africa. Considerable differences are observed between the activities of the network of state-supported incubators as opposed to private sector operated incubators.



    Any comments please send to: Stefania Środa-Murawska.

    © BGSS 2002-2017. All rights reserved