• ISSN: 2010-023X (Print)
    • Abbreviated Title: Int. J. Trade, Economics and Financ.
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    • DOI: 10.18178/IJTEF
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IJTEF 2019 Vol.10(6): 149-153 ISSN: 2010-023X
DOI: 10.18178/ijtef.2019.10.6.653

Measuring the Industry Maturity of the South African Export Table Grape Industry

Corean de Bruyn, Gideon Salomon Horn, and Hendrik Robert Lloyd
Abstract—This paper measures the phase of industry maturity that the South African export table grape industry finds itself in. A combination of variables, and the interactions among these variables, indicate the stage of industry maturity. Based on the industry life cycle model, each variable has different characteristics in the four phases of maturity. Knowing the stage of maturity of the industry enables the various role-players to implement the necessary strategies to improve the industry’s competitiveness in the international market.

Index Terms—Industry maturity, industry life cycle model, economic development, variables.

The authors are with the Nelson Mandela University, South Africa (e-mail: Gideon.Horn@mandela.ac.za).

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Cite: Corean de Bruyn, Gideon Salomon Horn, and Hendrik Robert Lloyd, "Measuring the Industry Maturity of the South African Export Table Grape Industry," International Journal of Trade, Economics and Finance vol.10, no.6, pp. 149-153, 2019.

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