Unpacking tourism SMMEs in South Africa: structure, support needs and policy response

  title={Unpacking tourism SMMEs in South Africa: structure, support needs and policy response},
  author={Christian M. Rogerson},
  journal={Development Southern Africa},
  pages={623 - 642}
  • C. Rogerson
  • Published 1 December 2005
  • Business
  • Development Southern Africa
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