Service Pioneers

Stories of Innovative Entrepreneurship

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Challenging the notion that developing countries essentially export commodities, this book showcases the diversity of trade in services that flourishes in developing and least developed countries. With 28 case studies of entrepreneurs from 18 developing countries in a wide range of trade in service sectors, the book serves as an inspiration for would-be entrepreneurs. Experts also provide insights on sustainability, excellence and innovation.

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South Africa

With 11 official languages and a population of over 47.4 million in 2007, the Republic of South Africa is a country rich in natural resources. Mining has played a key role in South Africa’s economic development. However, it is the country’s dynamic services sector that accounts for the greatest portion of South Africa’s GDP, contributing more than 65% of GDP in 2006.

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