Improving the local business environment of Johannesburg
AbstractAnalysis of local business environments is an emerging theme in scholarship on local economic development (LED). South Africa's national LED framework urges local governments to foster conditions that stimulate and enable the general environment in which business is done. This article analyses findings from recent interviews conducted with 100 foreign investors and 10 business chambers on the topic of constraints to private investment in the business environment of Johannesburg. It concludes that city authorities must address a range of issues in order to enhance the local business environment. Key themes are crime and safety and security, infrastructure, the rising costs of doing business, skills shortages, and limited working relationships between city authorities and local investors.
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Bibliographic InfoArticle provided by Taylor and Francis Journals in its journal Development Southern Africa.
Volume (Year): 27 (2010)
Issue (Month): 4 ()
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