Co-operatives in South Africa : towards addressing the skills gap

Show simple item record Fourie, D.J. (David Johannes) Malan, Cornel 2022-06-09T08:54:29Z 2022-06-09T08:54:29Z 2021
dc.description.abstract Co-operatives have proven over the years to be an effective business model towards creating jobs, economic gains and social upliftment. Various successful co-operatives exists worldwide, while the South African history also includes examples of strong co-operative activity, especially in the agricultural and services sectors. Sadly, the survival rate of co-operatives is extremely low, and mostly as result of lack of access to resources, poor or lacking business management skills and the inability to manage the co-operative specific relationship between members. This article seeks to explore the results of the analyses of the current levels and future skills needs of established and emergent co-operatives within the South African economy, as well as the content and success of training initiatives as supported by Sector Training Authorities in South Africa. Underpinned by a critical interpretive approach, an extensive analysis of existing literature of international and South African publications on co-operatives as an economic entity, publications provided valuable insights into the current status of co-operative skills and performance. The findings culminated in concepts to be considered when designing a co-operative specific training approach or initiative. en_US
dc.description.department School of Public Management and Administration (SPMA) en_US
dc.description.librarian am2022 en_US
dc.description.uri en_US
dc.identifier.citation Fourie, D.J. & Malan, C. 2021, 'Co-operatives in South Africa : towards addressing the skills gap', Academy of Entrepreneurship Journal, vol. 27, no. 5, pp. 1-18. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 1087-9595 (print)
dc.identifier.issn 1528-2686 (online)
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Allied Academies en_US
dc.rights © 2021 Allied Business Academies. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License. en_US
dc.subject Co-operatives en_US
dc.subject Skills development en_US
dc.subject Capacity building en_US
dc.title Co-operatives in South Africa : towards addressing the skills gap en_US
dc.type Article en_US

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