The Effects Of Imports On The Performance Of Domestic Companies In Tanzania

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TABLE OF CONTENTS

DECLARATION .......... ....................................................................................................... ................ i

APPROVAL .............. ........................................................................................................................ ii

DEDICATION .................................................................................................... ............................... iii

ACKNOWLEDGEMENT .................................................................................................................. iv

LIST OF ABBREVIATIONS ................................................................................................................. V

TABLE OF CONTENTS ..................................................................................................................... vi

LIST OF TABLES ............................................................................................................................... ix

LIST OF FIGURES .............................................................................................................................. x

ABSTRACT ....................................................................................................... ................................ xi

CHAPTER ONE ................................................................................................................................ 1

BACKGROUND INFORMATION ..................................................................................................... ]

1.0 INTRODUCTION .............................................................. .......................................................... 1

1.1 BACKGROUND OF THE STUDY ................................................................................................ 2

1.2 BACKGROUND OF THE CASE STUDY: Tango Cement Company .................................... .4

1 .3 STATEMENT OF THE PROBLEM ................................................................................................. 6

1.3.0 OBJECTIVES OF THE STUDY ................................................................................................... 7

1.3.1 General Objectives .............................................................................................................. 7

1.3.2 Specific objectives ............................................................................................................... 7

1.4 RESEARCH QUESTIONS ............................................................................................................ 7

1.5.0 SIGNIFICANCE OF THE STUDY .............................................................................................. 7

Academic arena: .... .................. ...................................................................................... ............. 8

Management of the organization .............................................................................................. 8

Policy makers: ............................. ................................................................................................... 8

1.6 PURPOSE OF THE STUDY .......................................................................................................... 9

1.7 SCOPE OF THE STUDY .............................................................................................................. 9

Organizational scope ................................................................................................................... 9

Geographical scope .................................................................................................................... 9

Time scope ................................................... ............ ........................................... ......................... 1 O

1.8.0 CONCEPTUAL FRAME WORK ............................................................................................. 11

1.8.1 Analysis of the conceptual framework ........................................................................... 12

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1.9 LIMITATIONS OF THE STUDY ................................................................................................... 12

CHAPTER TWO .............................................................................................................................. 14

LITERATURE REVIEW ...................................................................................................................... 14

2.0 Introduction ............................................................................................................................ 14

2.1 The concept of international trade, imports and exports ............................................... 14

2.2 The effects of imports ........................................................................................................... 16

2.3 How to overcome problems associated with imports ..................................................... 19

2.4 The reasons for failure of domestic companies ................................................................ 20

2.5 The role of the government in promoting domestic firms ............................................... 21

CHAPTER THREE ............................................................................................................................ 25

RESEARCH METHODOLOGY ....................................................................................................... 25

3.1 Introduction ............................................................................................................................ 25

3.2 Research Design ................................................................................................................... 25

3.3 Area and Population of the study ...................................................................................... 25

3.4 Sample size and selection ................................................................................................... 25

3.5 Data collection methods and instruments ........................................................................ 26

3.5. l Questionnaires .................................................................................................................... 26

3.5.2 Documentary review ......................................................................................................... 27

3.5.3 Direct observation .............................................................................................................. 27

3.5.4 Direct interviews ................................................................................................................. 27

3.6 Data processing and Analysis ............................................................................................. 27

CHAPTER FOUR ............................................................................................................................ 28

4.0 DATA ANALYSIS, PRESENTATION AND INTERPRETATION OF FINDINGS ............................ 28

4.1 .0 INTRODUCTION ................................................................................................................... 28

4.1. l Customers' knowledge about cement brands available in the country .................. 28

4.1 .2 Customers' opinion concerning the best cement in the market ............................... 31

4.1.3 Analysis of availability of cement in the county ............................................................ 32

4.1.4 Exploration of Customers' brand preferences ............................................................... 32

4.1.5 Prices of domestic and imported cement ..................................................................... 33

4.1.6 Availability of imports in the Tanzanian domestic market ............................................ 36

4.1 .7 Comparison of quality of between domestic and imported cements ..................... 38

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4.1.8 Reputation of domestic companies in the society ...................................................... .40

4.1.9 More threats to Tanzanian and East African cement industry ................................... .40

4.2.0 The results of imports to domestic cement companies ............................................... .42

4.2.2 Decreasing ability of the domestic companies to pay their obligation thus

reducing employment .............................................................................................................. .45

4.2.3 Imports can reduce domestic social investment ......................................................... .46

4.3.0 REASONS FOR FAILURE OF DOMESTIC COMPANIES ...................................................... .48

CHAPTER FIVE ............................................................................................................................... 53

CONCLUSION AND RECOMMENDATION ................................................................................. 53

5. 0 INTRODUCTION ..................................................................................................................... 53

5.1 CONCLUSION ......................................................................................................................... 53

5.2 RECOMMENDATION .............................................................................................................. 54

To domestic companies ............................................................................................................. 54

To the government ..................................................................................................................... 54

Recommendation for further research .................................................................................... 56

REFERENCES .................................................................................................................................. 57

APPENDICES ................................................................................................................................. 60

APPENDIX A .................................................................................................................................. 60

APPENDIX B ................................................................................................................................... 62

APPENDIX C .................................................................................................................................. 63

APPENDIX D .................................................................................................................................. 64

APPENDIX E ................................................................................................................................... 65

APPEND ................................................................................................................................... 66

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Research, S. (2022). The Effects Of Imports On The Performance Of Domestic Companies In Tanzania. Afribary. Retrieved from https://afribary.com/works/the-effects-of-imports-on-the-performance-of-domestic-companies-in-tanzania

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Research, SSA "The Effects Of Imports On The Performance Of Domestic Companies In Tanzania" Afribary. Afribary, 23 Aug. 2022, https://afribary.com/works/the-effects-of-imports-on-the-performance-of-domestic-companies-in-tanzania. Accessed 24 Sep. 2022.

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Research, SSA . "The Effects Of Imports On The Performance Of Domestic Companies In Tanzania". Afribary, Afribary, 23 Aug. 2022. Web. 24 Sep. 2022. < https://afribary.com/works/the-effects-of-imports-on-the-performance-of-domestic-companies-in-tanzania >.

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Research, SSA . "The Effects Of Imports On The Performance Of Domestic Companies In Tanzania" Afribary (2022). Accessed September 24, 2022. https://afribary.com/works/the-effects-of-imports-on-the-performance-of-domestic-companies-in-tanzania