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Document Type Master's Dissertation
Author Kamau, Daniel Ng'ethe
URN etd-07142012-183856
Document Title Business strategy in emerging markets and regional economic integration : the case of the East African Community
Degree MBA
Department Gordon Institute of Business Science
Supervisor
Advisor Name Title
Dr L White Supervisor
Keywords
  • East African community
  • regional economic integration
  • emerging markets strategy
Date 2012-03-08
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Abstract
Regional integration, defined as a process in which countries enter into agreements to enhance regional trade, economic and political cooperation, remains an integral part of Africa’s development strategy as evidenced by the proliferation of regional integration agreements on the continent. The implications of these regional agreements on the strategy and operations of multinational corporations on the continent is a question that has received little attention, and as a result, largely remains unanswered.

The East African Community, the regional intergovernmental organisation between the Republics of Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania and Uganda, may lay claim to the position of being the most advanced regional block in Africa with respect to progress made at implementing integration objectives. As such, the impact that deepening integration may have had on multinationals operating in the East African Community evokes much interest and attention.

This research therefore interrogates the implications of deepening regional integration on business strategy in the East African Community.

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Kamau, DN 2011, Business strategy in emerging markets and regional economic integration : the case of the East African Community, MBA dissertation, University of Pretoria, Pretoria, viewed yymmdd < http://upetd.up.ac.za/thesis/available/etd-07142012-183856 / >

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