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The South African informal sector : creating jobs, reducing poverty by
Call Number: 338.6420968 SOU
Publication Date: 2018
"Although South Africa's informal sector is small compared to other developing countries, it nevertheless provides livelihoods, employment and income for millions of workers and business owners. Almost half of informal-sector workers work in firms with employees. The annual entry of new enterprises is quite high, as is the number of informal enterprises that grow their employment. There is no shortage of entrepreneurship and desire to grow. However, obstacles and constraints cause hardship and failure, pointing to the need for well-designed policies to enable and support the sector, rather than suppress it. The same goes for formalisation. Recognising the informal sector as an integral part of the economy, rather than ignoring it, is a crucial first step towards instituting a 'smart' policy approach. The South African Informal Sector is strongly evidence- and data-driven, with substantial quantitative contributions combined with qualitative findings--suitable for an era of increased pressure for evidence-based policy-making--and utilises several disciplinary perspectives."
Development with Global Value Chains by
Call Number: 338.95 DEV
Publication Date: 2019-01-24
Can firms and economies utilize global value chains for development? How can they move from low-income to middle-income and even high-income status? This book addresses these questions through a series of case studies examining upgradation and innovation by firms operating in GVCs in Asia.
Stakeholder Theory and Organizational Ethics by
Call Number: 174.4 PHI
Publication Date: 2003-08-10
Robert Phillips provides a detailed analysis of the current controversies in stakeholder theory and examines several controversial candidates for stakeholder status - including competitors, activists, and the natural environment - and provides a means for determining who are and are not stakeholders and why.
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