Foreign direct investment in Tanzania impact on employees benefits: the case study of TTCL

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University of Dar es Salaam
The main issues in this study was doubts on employs’ welfare and professional development in Foreign Direct investment. The study attempted to find out how Foreign Direct Investment impacted employment and technological skills for local citizens in Tanzania. It examined how development policies in Tanzania encourage and ensure that the Foreign Direct Investment employ local citizens to promote technical skills. It also assessed the impact of Foreign Direct Investment on job quality of the local employees in technical positions. The study was informed much by various literatures on Development and FDI policies and theories and regulations for the development of human resources through foreign Direct Investment. The study was qualitative in nature applying phenomenological approach. It was conducted in Dar es Salaam and it covered one parastatal (TTCL) as a case study. Four methods of data collection were applied and these were documentary review, interview, observations, focused group discussion and questionnaires. The data were processed by firstly parenting the raw data, categorizing them into groups reassessing, interpreting, discussing them critically and eventually organizing them for report writing. Generally, it was found that the development policies were just verbally accepted by top managers and foreigners but they were not effectively applied during the implementation. The study concluded that the situation of not adhering to human development policies in FDI resulted to many negative impacts. The negative impacts found were such as low participation of employees in Foreign Direct investment, workers to engage in corruption and the raise of antagonism among the staff members. However, this study recommended that the decision makers in Foreign Direct Investment on human resources development should be transparent and do not violate the set policies. All matters related should be communicated to employees.
Available in print form, East Africana Collection, Dr. Wilbert Chagula Library
Employees, Direct investment, Foreign investment, Employees benefits, TTCL
Swai, A. M (2009) Foreign direct investment in Tanzania impact on employees benefits: the case study of TTCL, Master dissertation, University of Dar es Salaam