Innovation comes in small packages

SOURCE: HSRC Review
OUTPUT TYPE: Journal Article
PUBLICATION YEAR: 2009
TITLE AUTHOR(S): I.Wilkinson
KEYWORDS: DEVELOPMENT, ECONOMIC GROWTH, EMPLOYMENT CREATION, INNOVATION, SMALL MEDIUM AND MICRO ENTERPRISES
Web link: http://www.hsrc.ac.za/en/review/november-2009/innovation
Intranet: HSRC Library: shelf number 6119

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Abstract

Small, medium and micro-sized enterprises (SMMEs), a central policy focus area in South Africa, specifically with regard to economic growth and employment creation, have the potential to become engines of innovation. But lack of funding hampers the sector's innovation development. Irma Wilkinson believes that current SMME policies and programmes need to be broadened to stimulate innovation.