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Research outputs: ECONOMY

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2022 An analysis of the impact of technological innovation on productivity in South African manufacturing firms using direct measures of innovation

While manufacturing is regarded as important for economic growth, there is evidence that productivity in the South African manufacturing sec...

2021 'Dark cloud with a silver lining'?: the prospect of a rise in material values or a post-material turn in post-pandemic South Africa

The quarter century following the historic 1994 elections in South Africa and the establishment of a democratic dispensation was a period of...

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2021 South Africa needs a single anti-corruption unit and real-time monitoring

Small-to-medium enterprises are an engine for economic growth in developing countries. They are, however, also disproportionately affected b...

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2021 Pandemic hits South Africa hard, requiring clear safety messaging

South Africa, already battling with enormous social and economic challenges after decades of colonialism and apartheid, and more recently co...