Influence of Institutional Forces in Creating Employment through Catfish Farming in Rukwa, Tanzania,

Millinga, Kaspar Robert (2019) Influence of Institutional Forces in Creating Employment through Catfish Farming in Rukwa, Tanzania,. Masters thesis, The Open University of Tanzania.

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The aim of this study was to examine the influence of institutional forces in creating employment through catfish farming in Rukwa, Tanzania. This study was guided by three objectives (i) to examine the historical facts about employment opportunities through catfish to the community, (ii) to assess isomorphic pleasure to use catfish as opportunity for employment and (iii) to examine catfish employments logic and catfish employment opportunities legitimacy. The study used survey study method and questionnaires were used in collecting data. The survey data were analyzed by the use of Statistical Package for Social Sciences (SPSS) version 22 with descriptive statistics and multiple linear regression. The results were presented using tables. The multiple regression results found that the isomorphic pressure (coercive and normative), legitimacy and logic were found significantly influencing created catfish farming employments while memory and mimetic construct were found to have insignificant prediction. Specifically the findings indicated the following: memory = (β = -0.046 ρ = 0.499), coercive (β = -0.159 ρ = 0.043), mimetic (β = 0.103 ρ = 0.255) and normative (β = 0.334 ρ = 0.001), legitimacy (β = 0.239 ρ = 0.002), and logic (β = 0.203 ρ = 0.038), since ρ < 0.05. The findings from this study were found to support the theory. The study recommends that the specific items in the constructs which were found to influence the catfish farming employments must be fostered in various ways and those which were found to have insignificant influence be discouraged to create sustainable employment from catfish farming. Similar research can also be conducted in other areas to justify and verify the generation of the findings of this study.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Subjects: 600 Technology > 658 Gerneral management
Divisions: Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
Depositing User: Mr. Administrator OUT
Date Deposited: 23 Sep 2021 09:11
Last Modified: 23 Sep 2021 09:11

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