Determinants of exports and investment of manufacturing firms in Tanzania
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Published by University of Nottingham, Centre for Research in Economic Development and International Trade in Nottingham .
Written in English


  • Foreign trade promotion -- Tanzania.,
  • Exports -- Tanzania.,
  • Tanzania -- Commerce.

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Statementby Louise Grenier, Andrew McKay and Oliver Morrissey.
SeriesCREDIT Research paper -- no.98/5, DFID-TERP: CREDIT Discussion Paper -- no.5
ContributionsMcKay, Andrew., Morrissey, Oliver., University of Nottingham. Centre for Research in Economic Development and International Trade., Great Britain. Department for International Development. Trade and Enterprise Research Programme.
The Physical Object
Pagination33p. ;
Number of Pages33
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL17494762M

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Determinants of Exports and Investment of Manufacturing Firms in Tanzania by Louise Grenier, Andrew McKay and Oliver Morrissey Abstract Since the mids Tanzania has implemented a number of trade and fiscal policy reforms that were partly intended to encourage increased export activity by manufacturing by: This paper analyses the determinants of exports in developing countries using panel data of 75 countries for the period The analysis shows that . manufacturing firms where firm size, as measured by total sales, was identified to be the most significant factor affecting the export behavior of local firms (Sterlacchini ). Firm characteristics, technological capabilities and commercial capabilities were tested as possible determinants for small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in. Foreign direct investment (FDI) played a pivotal role in the expansiOn of manufacturing production and in particular manufacturing exports. Foreign firms accounted for over 45 per cent of total manufacturing value added and they accounted for over three-quarters of total manufactured exports (Athukorala, ).

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