Lulu Khalfan Kikwete1, Thirunavukkarasu Suppiah2, Vikneswaran Manual3

1 Bachelor of Accounting and Finance, School Accounting and Finance, Asia Pacific University, Kuala Lumpur. Email: Lulukikwete@gmail.com  Orcid: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-0627-8439

2 Master of Finance, , School Accounting and Finance, Asia Pacific University, Kuala Lumpur.

Email: Thirunavukkarasu.s@apu.edu.my  Orcid: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-0627-8439

3 PhD, department, , School Accounting and Finance, Asia Pacific University, Kuala Lumpur.

Email: vikneswaran.maual@apu.edu.my  Orcid: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-0627-8439

Abstract

Africa has emerged as an attractive destination for foreign direct investment (FDI) due to its rich natural resources, growing economies, and increasing political stability. The doors of Tanzania, one of the largest countries in Africa, have been opened to international companies in search of growing markets. Nevertheless, Tanzania has seen a low level of foreign direct investment (FDI) inflows, primarily because of its stringent policies restricting the ownership of businesses by foreign nationals. The aim of this study is to identify and explain the factors that influence FDI inflows in Tanzania, which is the country that will be the focus of the study. This study will concentrate on the independent factors of political stability, availability of natural resources, size of the economy, and transport infrastructure, as well as the dependent variable of foreign direct investment (FDI). To collect the appropriate information, five survey questions were developed for each variable. A total of 125 respondents were collected using purposive sampling. The findings of this study will inform policymakers, investors, and other stakeholders in the region about the factors that influence foreign direct investment inflows into Tanzania. The study examined the impact of transport and infrastructure, political stability, the scale of the economy, and the availability of natural resources on foreign direct investment (FDI) in Tanzania.

Keywords: Foreign direct investment, political stability, availability of natural resources, size of the economy, transport infrastructure

DOI: https://doi.org/10.59857/IJABS.9981

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Categories: Vol 3. Special Issue 1. (2024)
Author: 1 Lulu Khalfan Kikwete, 2 Thirunavukkarasu Suppiah, 3 Vikneswaran Manual