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As part of STIPRO’s capacity building initiative in the area of in in science, technology and innovation policy research, STIPRO offers a funding opportunity to promising masters’ students from selected universities in Tanzania.

 
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pdf.png SOURCES AND CONSTRAINTS TO TECHNOLOGICAL INNOVATION IN TANZANIA: HOT

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ABSTRACT | By Musambya Mutambala
The main purpose of this study was to investigate the sources and constraints to technological innovation among SMEs focusing on the wood furniture enterprises. The study was carried out in Ilala, Kinondoni and Temeke districts of Dar es Salaam region. A sample size of fifty-nine (59) respondents participated in this study. Fifty (50) of them consisted of owners of furniture enterprises, and nine (9) furniture users (customers). Both quantitative and qualitative methods of data collection and analysis were used, whereby questionnaires, unstructured interviews and observation were employed.



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pdf.png THE ROLE OF VOCATIONAL EDUCATION AND TRAINING IN PROMOTING TECHNOLOGICAL INNOVATION AMONG SMALL SCALE ENTERPRISES IN TANZANIA HOT

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ABSTRACT | By Heric Thomas
This study investigated the role of vocational education and training in promoting technological innovation among small scale enterprises in Tanzania, specifically metal working enterprises. The study was carried out in Dar es Salaam, in Kinondoni District. Literature on innovation and the role of vocational training on innovation were extensively reviewed.



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pdf.png CONTRIBUTION OF INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGY ON DISTANCE LEARNING IN TANZANIA HOT

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ABSTRACT | By Luhilabake Adelina Eustace
The major focus of the study was to investigate the use/contribution of ICT in distance learning. Specifically, infrastructures used to support distance learning, competence of students and teachers in using ICT tools and the major factors that act as challenges in using ICT tools in distance education.



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pdf.png FACTORS CONTRIBUTING TO ADOPTION OF SUNFLOWER FARMING INNOVATIONS IN MLALI WARD, MVOMERO DISTRICT, MOROGORO REGION – TANZANIA HOT

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ABSTRACT | By Justine Liberio
Sunflower farming has been practiced for a long time in many parts of the world including Tanzania aiming at increasing oil production. Smallholder sunflower crop farming is an important sector that produces and nourishes rural as well as urban and peri-urban people with quality oil, which is free from cholesterol.



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pdf.png THE ROLE AND EFFECT OF MICRO FINANCE INSTITUTIONS’ LOAN ON INNOVATIVENESS IN MICRO AND SMALL ENTERPRISES HOT

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ABSTRACT | By Lanta Daniel Diyamett
This study aimed at investigating the role and effect of loan attained by Micro and Small enterprises from Micro Finance Institutions in fostering innovation, among women owned enterprises. Specifically, the study had the aim of finding out the extent, to which women business ventures are innovative, the effects of loans received from MFI on innovativeness in women business venture and also identifying challenges and solutions associated with loans for innovation.



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pdf.png THE SOCIAL MEDIA AND ORGANIZATIONAL PERFORMANCE AMONG CIVIL SOCIETY ORGANIZATIONS IN TANZANIA HOT

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ABSTRACT | By Deus Costantine
The use of social media in organizational activities has been increasing in all parts of the world including Tanzania both for individual communication and for organizational information sharing with stakeholders. In most cases, organizations including Civil Society Organizations have become users of social media aiming at improving organizational performance.



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