DSpace
 

Researchspace >
General science, engineering & technology >
General science, engineering & technology >
General science, engineering & technology >

Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10204/3779

Title: Workable model for small, medium and micro enterprises hosted in selected incubators in South Africa
Authors: Funchall, DM
Herselman, ME
Van Greunen, D
Keywords: Small medium enterprises
Innovation
Micro enterprises
Incubation strategy
Innovation
Issue Date: Oct-2008
Publisher: Proceedings of the 3rd International IDIA Development Informatics Conference
Citation: Funchall, DM, Herselman, ME and Van Greunen, D. 2009. Workable model for small, medium and micro enterprises hosted in selected incubators in South Africa. Proceedings of the 3rd International IDIA Development Informatics Conference. Kruger National Park, South Africa, 28-30 October, pp 177-195
Abstract: The South African Government, in line with international thought, recognises the potential of the contribution of SMME’s to the overall economy of the country. Government and the private sector have introduced agencies and operations to support the development of SMME’s. Given this support, SMME’s continue to face serious challenges and barriers leading to failure, for example, finance, government policy and communication, marketing, infrastructure, limited use of technology, weak business management, training and skills development. Of these, this paper will focus on the latter three areas of failure, namely, limited use of technology, weak business management and training, since these have a more direct bearing on the study. To stem the tide of failure and offer support and solutions, the challenge was met by the formulation of entrepreneurial incubation strategies. This paper provides an account of Maturity Models which are discussed in an historical context, reviewing past models, to trace the origins of such models. Innovation is seen as a means to meet the objectives of sustainable acceleration of economic growth and the creation of wealth to reduce poverty and improvement of quality of life. The paper describes a valuable model, enabled by an electronic driver, to assess the improvement of maturity of SMME’s to transform them so that they are enabled to align their management and processes. This model is provided in the form of the People, Innovation, Capability and Maturity Model (PICaMM)
Description: Proceedings of the 3rd International IDIA Development Informatics Conference. Kruger National Park, South Africa, 28-30 October
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10204/3779
ISBN: 978-0-620-45037-9
Appears in Collections:Enterprise engineering
ICT in education, youth, gender
General science, engineering & technology

Files in This Item:

File Description SizeFormat
Funchall_2008.pdf314.13 kBAdobe PDFView/Open
View Statistics

Items in DSpace are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.

 

Valid XHTML 1.0! DSpace Software Copyright © 2002-2010  Duraspace - Feedback