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Mursali Ally Milanzi disputerer på tanzaniansk eksport

Mursali Ally Milanzi disputerer for ph.d-graden fredag 19. desember med avhandlingen “The Export Behavior of Developing Country Firms: Evidence from Manufacturing Firms in Tanzania”, der han analyserer hvorfor Tanzania eksporterer lite til tross for politisk tilrettelegging for økt eksport.

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Mursali Ally Milanzi disputerer for ph.d-graden med avhandlingen “The Export Behavior of Developing Country Firms: Evidence from Manufacturing Firms in Tanzania”. (Foto: Privat)

Mursali Ally Milanzi disputerer for ph.d-graden med avhandlingen “The Export Behavior of Developing Country Firms: Evidence from Manufacturing Firms in Tanzania”. (Foto: Privat)

Mursali Ally Milanzi har fulgt doktorgradsprogrammet ved Handelshøyskolen ved UiA, med spesialisering i International Management

I stipendiatperioden er doktoranden finansiert av Sørlandets kompetansefond.

Slik beskriver kandidaten selv essensen i avhandlingen:

Export Behaviors of Firms in Tanzania

This study furthers our understanding of export behaviors of firms, based on evidences from Tanzania, one of the least developed countries.

The country sustains poor export performance despite pursuing policies and reforms informed by export-led growth over the past two decades.

To elucidate why this is the case and what can be done to ameliorate the situation, the present study highlights critical challenges facing the firms in this area when attempting to initiate or expand into export markets.

Most of the identified challenges are institutional, primarily due to lack of legitimacy within the organization field. The study unearths strategic ties for overcoming the challenges and thus furthering export engagement.

The findings of this study are valuable to firm decision-makers as they show the kinds of challenges that are critical for exporting and the kinds of strategies to prioritize in order to overcome the challenges.

In particular, the study demonstrates that business and institutional ties can solve most critical export problems facing the firms in Tanzania.

Similarly, the study offers insights to policy makers. More commitment to the ongoing reform of business supporting institutions is seen as critical as majority of the challenges are due to ineffectiveness and inefficiency of the existing institutions and organizations.

Finally, international business research in developing countries requires multiple perspectives, taking into account the firms’ institutional context. As the study’s findings indicate, when insights from institutional and social network perspectives are integrated, knowledge of export behaviors in a given context is advanced substantially.

Disputasfakta:

Kandidaten: Mursali Ally Milanzi ble født i Tanzania i 1972. Han tok sin bachelorgrad i «Economic Policy and Planning” fra Mzumbe University, før han tok mastergrad i “Development and Resource Economics” ved Norges miljø- og biovitenskapelige universitet på Ås. I stipendiatperioden har han arbeidet ved UiA, finansiert av Sørlandets kompetansefond. I dag arbeider han som “Lecturer in Economics” ved Mzumbe University i Tanzania.

Prøveforelesning og disputas finner sted i Arne Garborgs auditorium B1-006, Campus Kristiansand.

Instituttleder Bjørn-Tore Flåten leder disputasen.

Tid for prøveforelesning: Fredag 19. desember 2014 kl. 10:15

Oppgitt emne for prøveforelesning: "Analyzing the relationship between institutional changes and the development of the main export industries in Tanzania over the last three decades".

Tid for disputas: Fredag 19. desember 2014 kl. 12:15

Tittel på avhandling: “The Export Behavior of Developing Country Firms: Evidence from Manufacturing Firms in Tanzania”.

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Opponenter:

Førsteopponent: Professor Lars Kolvereid, Universitetet i Nordland

Annenopponent: Dr. Sougand Golesorkhi, Manchester Metropolitan University, UK

Bedømmelseskomitéen er ledet av professor Roy Mersland, Handelshøyskolen ved UiA

Veiledere i doktorgradsarbeidet var: 1) Professor Jan Inge Jenssen (UiA), 2) professor emeritus Arent Greve (NHH), 3) professor Gabriel Benito (BI)