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A business framework to network small South African enterprises for sustainability

dc.contributor.authorBrand, R. P.en_ZA
dc.contributor.authorDu Preez, N. D.en_ZA
dc.contributor.authorSchutte, C.en_ZA
dc.date.accessioned2012-09-25T11:07:37Z
dc.date.available2012-09-25T11:07:37Z
dc.date.issued2007
dc.identifier.citationBrand, R. P., Du Preez, N. D. & Schutte, C. 2007. A business framework to network small South African enterprises for sustainability. South African Journal of Industrial Engineering, 18(2):187-201, doi:10.7166/18-2-126
dc.identifier.issn2224-7890 (online)
dc.identifier.issn1012-277X (print)
dc.identifier.otherdoi:10.7166/18-2-126
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10019.1/70478
dc.descriptionCITATION: Brand, R. P., Du Preez, N. D. & Schutte, C. 2007. A business framework to network small South African enterprises for sustainability. South African Journal of Industrial Engineering, 18(2):187-201, doi:10.7166/18-2-126.
dc.descriptionThe original publication is available at http://sajie.journals.ac.za
dc.description.abstractENGLISH ABSTRACT: This paper describes the role and use of enterprise engineering concepts as a formal approach to the deployment of sustainable networks of small businesses in South Africa. Small, medium and micro enterprises (SMMEs) operating in the informal South African economy struggle to survive for various reasons. A business framework is suggested that supports informal SMMEs through their initial stages of operation, and by doing so, improves sustainable growth and employment opportunities. This implies integration of informal business activities with the formal economy. The business framework is constructed using the Zachman Enterprise Reference Architecture, and is benchmarked by a small-scale fish farming project case study to validate the research hypothesis.en_ZA
dc.description.abstractAFRIKAANSE OPSOMMING: Hierdie artikel beskryf die toepassing van bedryfsingenieurswesebeginsels as 'n formele benadering tot die ontwikkeling van volhoubare netwerke van klein ondernemings in Suid-Afrika. Verskeie faktore dra by tot die sukkelende voortbestaan van “SMMEs” in die informele ekonomie van die land. As moontlike oplossing vir hierdie probleem word ‘n besigheidsraamwerk voorgestel wat informele “SMMEs” gedurende hul aanvangsfase ondersteun en daardeur volhoubare groei en werkskeppingsgeleenthede verbeter. Realisering van hierdie besigheidsraamwerk impliseer integrasie-aktiwiteite tussen die informele en formele ekonomieë. Die besigheidsraamwerk is ontwikkel met behulp van Zachman se Besigheidsverwysingsargitektuur. ‘n Visboerderyprojek dien as gevallestudie vir validasie van hierdie navorsingshipotese.af_ZA
dc.description.urihttp://sajie.journals.ac.za/pub/article/view/126
dc.format.extent15 pagesen_ZA
dc.language.isoen_ZAen_ZA
dc.publisherSAIIEen_ZA
dc.subjectBusiness networksen_ZA
dc.subjectSustainable networksen_ZA
dc.subjectBusinesses, Small -- Researchen_ZA
dc.subjectBusiness enterprises -- Sizeen_ZA
dc.titleA business framework to network small South African enterprises for sustainabilityen_ZA
dc.typeArticleen_ZA
dc.description.versionPublisher's version
dc.rights.holderAuthors retain copyrighten_ZA


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