Perceptions regarding entrepreneurship in an emerging and culturally diverse economy: A South African survey

20 September 2012
Publication Type: Working Paper
JEL Code: A20, L26, M13

Of all the developing countries that participated in the Global Entrepreneurship Monitor survey, South Africa was ranked the lowest, in terms of entrepreneurial activity. It is clear that South Africa is not producing a sufficiently entrepreneurial economy and this needs to be addressed so as to create employment, expand markets, increase production and revitalise communities. This paper examines the entrepreneurial traits of a diverse group of young adults in South Africa. It looks at their attitudes towards and perceptions of entrepreneurship, entrepreneurial opportunities and the broader environment.

Series title: Working Paper 095
1 September 2008