Commercialization of innovations in Tanzania: an empirical investigation

Show simple item record Rwamuhuru, Mshindi Andrew Tegambwage, Amani Gration 2021-08-19T07:50:59Z 2021-08-19T07:50:59Z 2021
dc.identifier.citation Rwamuhuru, M. A., & Tegambwage, A. G. (2021). Commercialization of innovations in Tanzania: an empirical investigation. In handbook of research on nurturing industrial economy for Africa’s development (pp. 99-121). IGI Global en_US
dc.identifier.other DOI:10.4018/978-1-7998-6471-4.ch006
dc.description Abstract. Full text article available at en_US
dc.description.abstract The study investigates types, sources of innovation, and corresponding challenges to commercialization among small and medium-sized industries (SMIs) in Tanzania. It employed a qualitative research design with semi-structured interview method. Findings indicate that incremental, product, and process are common types of innovations introduced. The major sources of innovations are employees, consumers, user-manufacturer lifestyles, consequential needs, and best practices by manufacturing firms. Also, it was revealed that SMIs do not follow all steps of the innovation commercialization process. Major challenges facing SMIs in the commercialization process include lack of commercialization knowledge; lack of development infrastructure and fast logistics; lack of strong university, industry, and public institutions linkage; and regulatory authorities' bureaucracy, among others. The study recommends that SMIs establish strong research and development units and collaborations with key stakeholders in order to improve identification and commercialization of innovations in Tanzania. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher IGI Global en_US
dc.subject Innovation en_US
dc.subject Commercialization en_US
dc.subject Commercialization of Innovation en_US
dc.subject Innovation sources en_US
dc.subject Industry en_US
dc.subject Medium industries en_US
dc.subject Small industries en_US
dc.title Commercialization of innovations in Tanzania: an empirical investigation en_US
dc.type Book chapter en_US

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