From dynamism to dormancy: The jewellery industry in Johannesburg: 1925-2003

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dc.contributor.author Da Silva, Maria do Rosário Pinto Pereira
dc.date.accessioned 2008-05-20T07:45:23Z
dc.date.available 2008-05-20T07:45:23Z
dc.date.issued 2008-05-20T07:45:23Z
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10539/4854
dc.description.abstract This study investigates the jewellery industry in South Africa from about the 1920s when the industry operated as a cluster in Johannesburg, to the more contemporary period of 2003. The industrial cluster approach to industrialisation forms the theoretical background for discussing the evolution of the jewellery cluster in this period. Various factors or “turning points” influenced the course of the cluster’s development and ultimately culminated in the demise of the jewellery cluster in Johannesburg. The study pays specific attention to the role of government in first resisting and then promoting the growth of jewellery manufacturing in South Africa. In recent years the jewellery industry has been the focus of both government and private sector initiatives to enhance its competitiveness globally. The result of these initiatives is discussed in the context of the internal and external constraints that affected the industry in the past and continue to play a role in the present. en
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dc.language.iso en en
dc.subject jewellery en
dc.subject industrial cluster en
dc.subject manufacturing en
dc.subject industry competitiveness en
dc.title From dynamism to dormancy: The jewellery industry in Johannesburg: 1925-2003 en
dc.type Thesis en


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