The effects of regional economic integration on industrial growth: case study Diversey Kenya Limited

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Kampala International University; College of Economics and management
This research report is about Regional Economic integration and its relevance to Industrial growth. The problem identified was that despite the renewed talks on reviving the East African trade bloc, firms have continued to operate within nation boundaries and have therefore not enjoyed to the optimal level, the benefits affiliated to mass production. The purpose of this study was to analyze the role that REI has played towards the growth of industries in East Africa and the world at large. The research used analytical and exploratory research designs purposely to obtain qualitative data. Literature was obtained from various secondary sources including text books, journals, newspapers, company reports, and the internet, on the major variables of the study in line with the research objectives. Findings indicate that firms are mainly constrained by internal factors like ownership and management. External factors like poor government support through elimination of cross border trade barriers and competition from similar industries also exist. It was also identified that REI has played a great role in facilitating industrial growth through financial and non-financial support programmes.
A research project submitted to the School of Business and Management of Kampala International University in partial fulfillment for the award of Bachelor’s Degree in International Business Administration
Regional economic integration, Industrial growth