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China – Africa Economic Relations, A case study of Chinese investments in Uganda‘s hotel sector.
Linnaeus University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Studies. Linnaeus University . (Student Thesis)
2015 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

Whereas Foreign Direct Investment in toursim industry has been cited as a motor for economic development in developing countries, empirical evidence remain limited and very unclear. It has been highlighted in diffrent literture that there is no way we can mention tourism industry without mentioning hotel industry and that hotel industry plays a significant role towards economic development. However, still this literature is not conclusive on showing the degree of economic development hotel industry can contribute towards Economic Development in developing countries like Uganda. 

Using data collected through interviews from both Chinese and Ugandan hotel managers, government officials, and other key informants, and literature review Published in books and journals with systematic information in this field of study, this research paper examined impacts of Chinese investments in Uganda‘s hotel industry towards Uganda‘s economic development. Though from findings there are some negative impacts as a result of Chinese investments in Uganda‘s hotel industry, the findings contend the contribution of Chinese investments in Uganda play a postive impact towards economic development of the country. 

The research contends that Chinese investmwnts in Uganda‘s hotel industry through their impacts such as among others employment opportunities, source of Foreign exchange , revenue to government, the industry‘s multiplier effects that industry can indeed be a stimuli for economic development.  

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2015. , 67 p.
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Social Sciences
URN: urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-45696OAI: diva2:846241
Subject / course
Peace and development
Educational program
Peace and Development Work, Master Programme, 60 credits
Available from: 2015-08-17 Created: 2015-08-14 Last updated: 2015-08-17Bibliographically approved

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