FOREIGN DIRECT INVESTMENT IN UGANDA UNDER UGANDA INVESTMENTS AUTHORITY ab 49 € als Taschenbuch: Problems Encountered Between 1991-2011. Aus dem Bereich: Bücher, Wissenschaft, Wirtschaftswissenschaft,
FOREIGN DIRECT INVESTMENT IN UGANDA UNDER UGANDA INVESTMENTS AUTHORITY ab 49 EURO Problems Encountered Between 1991-2011
The First International Bank of Grenada will go down in history as one of the biggest banking swindles of all time. Aided and abetted by a corrupt government, Van Brink and his satraps lured hundreds of innocent investors to place their savings in a bank he claimed 'had a vision.' With evangelical zeal he preached the gospel of his bank, playing upon the religious and charitable aspect but also promising outlandish returns on investments. From Oregon to Nauru, to Grenada, to Uganda, Van Brink left a trail of financial misery behind him. 'One Big Fib is essential reading for anyone with an interest in the shady world of offshore banking.
The thesis examines how the process of outsourcing of public construction projects is influenced by institutions and why. It extents debate beyond comparaisions between outsourcing and reliance on own forces (force account) to explain how actors navigate formal and informal institutions in outsourcing process. It examines why results differ from one socio-political context to the other using the case of Uganda. An analytical framework for process-tracing that integrates institutional and social capital theories is deployed for analysis of actors' decision-making in outsourcing process drawing paralels at central and local government contexts. Using this framework the thesis argues that actors in private and public sectors simultaneously pursue material gains as well as social capital investments while trying to minimize their transaction costs, a phenonmenon that leads to forum shopping between formal and informal institutions. Empirical findings indicate that informal arrangements tend to dominate the process of outsourcing in Uganda more than the formal institutions in place and suggests to actors to take cognisance of informal institutions to attain higher effectiveness.
Uganda is at a stage when industrialization and investments are on the increase because of its available raw materials and ready market. In the course of their duties however, various ethical issues come up due to their minding about profit maximization. Ethics has been attracting heightened attention throughout the World. Different Stake holder's expectations of the business have increasingly ranged from maximization of profits to strong levels of Ethics. Ethical Studies in the Ugandan context has been minimal. Therefore there is a need for International Businesses in Uganda to actively embrace application of ethics. This descriptive research sought to check the application of ethics in international trade organizations, the relationship between ethics and trade development, analysis of ethical laws and judicial precedents. I employed multiple research methods, which were qualitative and quantitative. The field data was collected through questionnaires, interviews and observations. The secondary data was obtained through extensive literature review of documents. The results of the study showed that ethical applications in Ugandan corporations are very minimal
Corruption is manifested differently inter alia through bribery, abuse of office and embezzlement. The prevalence of the vice globally results in reduced access to basic services and diversion of resources from investments in infrastructure, institutions and social services among others. The East African region (Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Rwanda and Burundi) scores low on the war against corruption. The causes of corruption in the five states are almost similar with high level of discretion coupled with weak control mechanisms and lack of sufficient political good will among duty bearers compromising the war against corruption. Success in combating corruption will thus largely depend on the quality of governance and the level of effectiveness, efficiency and equity in resource generation, allocation and management. This study is highly recommended to researchers and practitioners interested in the fight against corruption