The Role of Intellectual Property Law in Promoting Economic Growth for Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) in Tanzania

Kimaryo, Justin Kanute (2015) The Role of Intellectual Property Law in Promoting Economic Growth for Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) in Tanzania. Masters thesis, The Open University of Tanzania.

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Abstract

This thesis examines the role played by the law of intellectual property in promoting the economy of the state. The general argument is that the small and medium enterprises sector (SMEs) in Tanzania has not fully exploited the benefits of the intellectual property and as such, they continue to be poor, hence a need to find solution for this problem. The work is divided into six chapters. Whereas chapter one deals with the general introduction and description of the study, chapter two discusses the concepts and background to the development of intellectual property (IP). While chapter three is an eye on contribution of IP to the SMEs development, chapters four and five look at IP as an important tool for economic growth for SMEs, taking a comparative experience from selected countries. Chapter six concludes the work by providing a conclusion, observation and recommendations aimed at improving the intellectual property regime for socio – economic development. Conclusively, the researcher is of the view that despite IP being very important tool for any SME development, the opportunity has not been well exploited by our SMEs, hence recommendations at the end of this paper, for improvement.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Subjects: 300 Social Sciences > 340 Law
Divisions: Faculty of Law > Department of Economic Law
Depositing User: Mr Habibu V. Kazimzuri
Date Deposited: 01 Mar 2017 08:03
Last Modified: 23 May 2017 10:40
URI: http://repository.out.ac.tz/id/eprint/1749

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