THE IMPACT OF CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY ON ORGANIZATIONPERFORMANCEThe Case of Vodacom Limited, Tanzania Breweries Limited and Barrick Gold MiningCompany
Master of Business Administration (Human Resources Management), November 2007
In Tanzania, in the post 1990 period after the introduction of the market economy, private sectors wereallowed to engage fully in business activities. That resulted into increased competition among different firms producing and selling products with similar use such a pattern forced firms to design different marketingstrategies aimed at penetrating different market segments, and increase their production, sales as well as profits.This study investigated the impact of firms’ corporate social responsibilities on organization performancein Tanzania in the post 1990 period. A sample of three firms, namely, Vodacom Tanzania Limited, TanzaniaBreweries Limited and Barrick Gold Mining Company Ltd were used as representatives. Overall findingsrevealed that increasing firms’ corporate social responsibilities and others have helped to advertise as wellas market products. Hence, have increased sales and profits amidst stiff competitions, though their socialresponsibilities have been limited mainly to urban areas.It is recommended that measures be undertaken by all stakeholders in order to enable more people inremote rural areas also to benefit from their activities. The Government should increase tax incentives on products offered by these companies as part of their packages of corporate social responsibilities. Measuresshould be undertaken to increase employment and disposable incomes for households in order to increasehouseholds’ purchasing power. Lastly, there should be formation of one independent NGO body, whichwill supervise and coordinate the activities for organizations engaged in corporate social responsibilities.***************
DEVELOPMENT AND CHALLENGES OF DERIVATIVE MARKETS IN TANZANIAThe Case of Derivatives in Commercial Banks
Mbajo Pius Mchomvu
Master of Business Administration (Finance), November 2007
The aim of this study was to get insight of development and challenges of derivatives market in Tanzania.The study used primary data whereby sixteen commercial banks were interviewed using Questionnaires.