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Large and Medium firms in eThekwini: Firm characteristics in employment generation Large and Medium firms in eThekwini: Firm characteristics in employment generation

This paper presents the results of two firm-level surveys in the eThekwini Metro Municipality area, and seeks to provide a more detailed understanding of the firm-level determinants of employment growth. Given the importance of employment growth as a central pillar of South Africa’s economic and industrial growth strategy, this paper examines the characteristics of firms that have grown their employment levels between 2003 and 2013. The report covers three key areas, namely 1) subcontracting, 2) exporting and 3) vertical integration and product upgrading.

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Category Grantee research
Author David Francis, Gareth Roberts, Imraan Valodi a