South African business in the transition to democracy

  title={South African business in the transition to democracy},
  author={Jonathan Michie and Vishnu Padayachee},
  journal={International Review of Applied Economics},
  pages={1 - 10}
ABSTRACT The transition to democracy in South Africa represents one of the most celebrated political moments of the late 20th C. While much has been said about the narrowly political and constitutional aspects of this period in South African and world history, little has been said about economic policy choices made in the transition years, or about the role of business in the transition or indeed about how business of all kinds responded to the changes. This collection of essays written by some… 
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