Role of Business Incubation in Sustaining Small and Medium Enterprises in the Kingdom of Eswatini

Thobile Makhosazana Dlamini, Oyebanjo Ogunlela, Chux Gervase Iwu


What do business incubators do? Do they play a significant role in enhancing the entrepreneurial competitiveness of small and medium enterprises (SMEs)? Could they play any significant role in the development of SMEs? What are the types of entrepreneurial skills and strategies offered by business incubators in the Kingdom of (Note 1) Eswatini? These are the pertinent questions that were taken on in this paper through a desktop literature analysis, to understand the role and impact of business incubators. Themes that emerged helped to gain better insight into the roles of business incubators as well as how they overcome identified challenges. This paper concludes that further study on the role of business incubators in Eswatini may take the form of an extensive, statistical approach using empirical data to unearth business incubators’ impact on SMEs’ competitiveness and sustainability. Further to this, it is suggested that available frameworks and policies from other successful countries be examined for the benefit of the Kingdom of Eswatini.

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Research in World Economy
ISSN 1923-3981(Print)ISSN 1923-399X(Online)


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