Adaptation of Globalization and Their Effect to the Tanzania Economic Growth

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Adaptation of Globalization and Their Effect to the Tanzania Economic Growth


Globalization can be defined as the process based on international cooperation strategies, the aims of globalization is to expand the operation of a certain business or service into a worldwide level, Globalization facilitates the modern advanced technology which helps community to undergo social, political and economic development. Globalization economic has reinforced the margination for African developing economies and made it to be dependent for the few primary commodities or service whereby the price and demand are extremely determined by outsiders. On this outcome it led some of the African countries being turned into poverty or economic inequality due letting their own resources being determined by developed countries. On this paper we analyze the effect of adaptation of globalization to Tanzania economicgrowth.

Keywords: adaption of globalization, effect of globalization, economic growth, International trade, Tanzania

1.  Introduction

(Kuepper, June 19,2017) Globalization had impact on every aspect of modern human life and continues growing force in the certain global economy. While there were a few drawbacks to globalization, most economists agree that it’s a force for both net beneficial and unstoppable to the world economy. Through the periods of protectionism and nationalism but globalization still continues to be the most widely acceptable solution to ensuring the consistent of economic growth in the world

(Kilic)Economic Globalization Index: The index includes two sub-indexes which were restrictions and actual flows. Actual flows are being calculated with GDP of trade percentages, foreign trade investments (FDI) and stocks, portfolio investments and income payment to foreign nationals. Come on restrictions are being calculated with hidden import barriers which mean tariff rate, current revenue percentages for taxes of international trade and capital account restrictions. Both restrictions and actual flows are immensity in economic globalization  index is 50percent.

  • Social Globalization Index: The index includes 3 sub-indexes which are cultural proximity personal contact and information flows. Personal contact was calculated with telephone traffic, international tourism, GDP percentages of transfers and the foreign population according to total amount of population and the international letters percapita.
  • Political Globalization Index: The index was calculated with 4 sub-indexes which are number of embassies in the country, membership of international organizations, participation in the (UN) United Nations Security Council and internationaltreaties.

(Ibrahim, August 2013)Globalization refer as the process of intensification of political, economic, cultural and social relations across to international boundaries for the aimed of transcendental homogenization in socio-economic and political theory across the globe, the significant impacts on African countries through systematic restructuring of phases interactive among its nations, by breaking down barriers in the certain areas of commerce, culture, communication and several other fields. These processes have impelled series of cumulative international division of labor, economic distribution and political power; whereby African countries get pushed to qualifying in feature poverty, diseases, and unemployment.



  • Objective
  • To oversee whether the globalization is expanding financialintegration
  • How globalization affect the internationaltrade
  • How globalization is affecting the Foreign DirectInvestment
  • Whether the globalization is affecting the change standard ofliving
  • How globalization is affecting the technicalchange
    • Risk growth for adaption ofGlobalization

(A shifting Global Economic Landscape, January 2017) The Risks which associate to the global growth outlook are the large emerging on market economies.

  • High corporatedebt
  • Decliningprofitability
  • Weak of the bank balancesheets
  • Capital flows reversal and balance sheets implication of sharpsdepreciations.
  • low commodityprices

(Kuepper, June 19,2017) His categories the global risk outcome due to appear of unequal distribution between developing and developed countries. The globalization risks include:

  • Globalization leads to the interdependence between the nations, which are able to cause the regional or global instabilities, if the local economic fluctuation end up impacting on large number of countries which rely on them (Pharles and Andre2018)..
  • National Sovereignty. The rise of nation states, multinational, global firms or other international organizations could be as threat to sovereignty. On scenario could cause of some leaders to becomenationalistic.
  • Equity Distribution. The distribution of normal benefits of globalization is unfairly skewed towards the richest nation or individual, globalization creating a greater inequalities and it can lead to potential conflict both internationally and nationally as aresult.

2.  Theoretical LiteratureReview

(Pologeorgis, March 6,2017)Globalization compel businesses into adapted to different strategies concept based on the new ideological trend, which try to balance a right thing and interests for both individual and the whole community. On this change its able to push a competitive businesses to worldwide. (UNIVERSITY, May 2012) Impact of globalization has influenced massive change in our country, Tanzania had no health policy in the rural areas before 1990, but after the spread of the impact of globalization in Tanzania, health services were being introduced in (1990-2003) period. The main purpose of spreading health policies service in Tanzania was to improve the well-being of all Tanzania people and encouraged the health system to be more responsible to certainpeople

  • Globalization and Tanzania Economy Policy

(Nord) According to rapid growth of globalization and Millennium goals 2025, Tanzania has set up his goal/objective to make sure to reached the targets, these economic objective policy such as;

  • Raise growth and Reduce Poverty(Mkukuta)
  • Maintaining macroeconomicstability
  • Durably strengthening publicfinances
  • Accelerating financial sectorreform
  • Improving the businessenvironment
    • Globalization and Situation of TanzaniaEconomy

(Africa Development Group, 2018)Economic growth has been slowed growth since 2016, following a real GDP economic growth of at least 7% in (2013- 2016). On averaged of 6.8% has grown in the first and two quarter of 2017 and were estimated at 6.5% for the full year. Construction of infrastructure such as communication, mining sector and transportation were key factor of economic growth in 2017. Economic growth is a project which to remain robust at least 6.7% and 6.9% in 2018 and 2019 respectively, these represented one among of the best



East Africa performances.

(Heritage Foundation, 2018) Tanzania’s economic freedom score was 59. , which making its economy to the  97th freest in 2018 Index. The overall score has increased by 1.3 points, with increased for judicial effective and its property rights outpacing at lower scores for the burden tax and indicators freedom for labor. Tanzania has ranked10thpositionamongof47countriesintheSub-SaharanAfricaregion,Tradeitsmostlyimportantto


Tanzania’s economy,

the combination values

of the import and export

is equals to 37 % of

GDP. The


government opened to foreign investment was below average. Also, small financial sector were involved. Credit was allocated largely at a certain market rates and a various commercial credit instruments were available to specific private sector. Below is a statistic graph which shows the different Tanzania economic grade into different years;


According to current economic situation 2018, the heritage foundation summarize the Regional ranking of

economicchanges, below its Table shown Regional ranking of economic.


Table 1. Regional ranking of economic









1 Mauritius 75.1 0.4 ˄
2 Botswana 69.9 -0.2 ˅
3 Rwanda 69.1 1.5 ˄
4 South Africa 63 0.7 ˄
5 Uganda 62 1.1 ˄
6 Cote d’lvoire 62 -1.0 ˅
7 Sychelles 61.6 -0.2 ˅
8 Bukina Faso 60 0.4 ˄
9 Cabo Verde 60 3.1 ˄
10 Tanzania 59.9 1.3 ˄

˅: Ranking Decreasing; ˄: Ranking increasing.


  • Benefit of Adaptation Globalization to EconomicGrowth

Globalization turned the world to become as a one community due to the faster technology growth and higher demand from individual or country. The world economists agreed for the rapid growth of globalization provides a positive benefit to the country or individualeconomies.

Foreign Direct Investment, Foreign Direct Investment tends to be increased at a maximum greater ate which

indicate the economic growth in the world trade, foreign direct investment help a lot to boost technology transfer, industrial transfer to the country economic.

Efficient markets, more efficient markets consider on what economy strives for. A normal sign which shown a market is more efficient it’s when there are equilibrium of buyer and seller to have a willing to pay or sell for the


good or service at a certain market.

Technological Innovation. Globalization lead to increasing of the industry competition which stimulate to innovate the new technology development, increasing rate of Foreign direct investment automatically improved technology output of the country economy.

Economies of Scale. Large companies enable to realize the economies scale of the certain market that would help to reduce price and costs consumption, which can turns support into further to economicgrowth.

Increased competition, raising for more competitors who produce quality product and service to fight over a certain market located, each companies had to constantly looking the way of improved their service and goods to create customers loyalty.

Decreased Employment, The influence of foreign direct companies with new technology into developing like Tanzania, will help increases the rate of employment opportunity to many sectors, domestic companies worker were able to acquire some training skill to operate a modern machine technology on produce a quality product.

Conceptual framework

The independent variables of the project is rapid growth of globalization service which involved financial integration, International trade, Foreign Direct Investment (FDI), Technical change, change standard of living. The dependent variable in the study is Economic Growth





Sources: (Kilic).


From the above research conceptual model framework the following main hypothesis are developed. H1-Financial integration is positively associated with Economic Growth

H2-International trade is positively associated with Economic Growth

H3-Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) is positively associated with Economic Growth H4-Technical change is negative associated with Economic Growth

H5-Change standard of living is positively associated with Economic Growth

3.  ResearchMethodology

Both primary and secondary data were collected to complete this research project, whereby the primary data were obtained in the field during the time study by the researchers and secondary data were obtained from different official documents. Researchers nominated 150 as a population sample and was achieved through random sampling methods. Researchers designed open and closed question through google doc form which allowed respondent to login direct and complete the specific questionnaire and resubmit online. The link was more convenient and send to all respondent through social media. Data were summarized through quantitative method and analyzed by using data processing software called SPSS. Researcher arranged the questionnaire according to rate scale whichhelp respondent to fulfill the question as shownbelow:



Table 2. Five point rate scale


Rating Scales  


High Dissatisfied






Partially Satisfied






High Satisfied


4.  Finding andDiscussion

  • Validity andReliability

(Thanasegaran)The construction of validity and Reliability measures are directly concerned about the theoretical relationship of the variable. Its extent measure ‘behaves’ on the way that it construct purports of measure which should be behave with regard of established measures to other constructs.



Table 3. Reliability statistics  
Cronbach’s Alpha Cronbach’s Alpha Based on Standardized Items N of Items
.846 .836 6


According to the criteria of determine the best Cronbach’s Alpha, the highest alpha should be 1.0 and should be greater than 0.5, 1.0<A>0.5. Cronbach’s Alpha of our projects shown 0.846 which means of 80% of the combined 6 items variables, Cronbach’s Alpha of our project indicate the true score internal consistence reliable variance.



Table 4. Correlations  
  T.change I.Trade F.Integration FDI E.Growth
Pearson Correlation 1 -.056 -.077 -.061 -.039 -.116
T.change                Sig.(2-tailed)   .499 .349 .460 .638 .158
N 150 150 150 150 150 150
Pearson Correlation -.056 1 .859** .845** .826** .544**
I.Trade                  Sig.(2-tailed) .499   .000 .000 .000 .000
N 150 150 150 150 150 150
Pearson Correlation -.077 .859** 1 .842** .798** .516**
F.Integration          Sig.(2-tailed) .349 .000   .000 .000 .000
N 150 150 150 150 150 150
Pearson Correlation -.061 .845** .842** 1 .885** .556**
FDI                        Sig.(2-tailed) .460 .000 .000   .000 .000
N 150 150 150 150 150 150
Pearson Correlation -.039 .826** .798** .885** 1 .564**                  Sig.(2-tailed) .638 .000 .000 .000   .000
N 150 150 150 150 150 150
Pearson Correlation -.116 .544** .516** .556** .564** 1
E.Growth               Sig.(2-tailed) .158 .000 .000 .000 .000  
N 150 150 150 150 150 150

**. Correlation is significant at the 0.01 level (2-tailed).



Table shown a strong positive correlation between variable as increase or decrease of independent variable (I.Trade, F.Integration, FDI, and led to increase or decrease of Economic Growth while T.changevariable which shown strong negative correlation with other variable and doesn’t pass the T- test significant, according to T-test Sig. where r=.84,p<0.01, our table value other variable shown p value is equal to 0.000, which means the actual capability of find this correlation is true ofp<0.001

  • New factorModel

Based on the correlation analysis result, Researchers found a new factor model which could help other



researchers in future perspective p ojects, these new factor model involve four independent variables such as financial integration, International trade, Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) and change standard of living.


H1-Financial integration is positively associated with Economic Growth. H2-International trade is positively associated with Economic Growth.

H3-Foreign Direct investment (FDI is positively associated with Economic Growth.


H4-Change standard of living is positively associated with Economic Growth.

5.  Discussion andConclusion

According to the feedback which we got from the respondents, we observed their



statistically significant


correlation of Financial integration, International trade, Foreign Direct Investment (FDI), Change s andard of living except technical change factor which shown a provision insignificant relationship to Economic Growth. So researcher ignore to mention technical change as a mainly factor for the economic growth. Researchers advise the government to pay more effort on International trade, Financial integration, Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) and change standard of living to Ecnomic Growth. Also, researchers give big up to the Tanzania government for theireffortofreconstructinginfrastructurepolicies(mining,communication,transport)whichwasindicatedas


the most


key for raising economy

in 2017. (UNIVERSITY, May 2012)Globalization creating



standardofliving        in  the  country.    For  example,  foreign communication  companies  like Vodacom, Airtel,

Zantel and Tigo have employed thousands of Tanzania’s which help them to improve standard of living people in urban setting.


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