Graduate Entrepreneurship in Tanzania: Contextual Enablers and Hindrances
Graduate self-employment is declining, in spite of entrepreneurial education at universities. This journal aims at explaining the hindrances and enablers to most Tanzanian graduate entrepreneurs, categorised according to the influence said entrepreneurs can have on the environmental factors. Enabling factors are the changed political climate, strong family ties, emerging links with countries like China. Impeding factors include the lack of start-up capital, issues of trust, poor technology, corruption, and cheap imports from countries such as China discourage graduate entrepreneurs’ business ventures. The results from this study are similar to those from earlier studies on the subject. Recommendations are made to higher education facilities and government institutions.