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Cementing the Future - A Closer Look at FDI and Growth

by Chorell, Hugo

Abstract (Summary)
Tanzania is one of the world’s poorest countries. But it has a lot to offer and in recent years both tourists and companies have realised this. This thesis focuses on the companies and takes a closer look at the growth performance and the inflow of Foreign Direct Investments (FDI) to Tanzania. By presenting a case on the cement industry in Tanzania the thesis also provide some insight in the mechanisms of FDI on a more practical level. The findings conclude that the FDI and growth have both increased extensively since the 1990’s, but I refrain from comments on the causality of this relationship. The economic reforms that the country underwent in the 1990’s are thought to have played a key role in the development of the country. From the case presented we draw the conclusion that a FDI can affect the value chain as well as the whole country in numerous ways.
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School:Uppsala universitet

School Location:Sweden

Source Type:Master's Thesis

Keywords:fdi economic growth cement industry value chain tanzania

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Date of Publication:08/19/2008

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