Study on the Influence of Company Plant Factors on Manufacturing Organization Performance.
Mubiru, Collin Joshua
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Expanding manufacturing production is recognized as an essential determinant of growth, the world- over. The empirical literature shows that production shows that production and export of manufactured goods have been a leading factor in all successful and catching up developing countries. The manufacturing sector has a high potential for the following:- • Enhanced economies of scale and factor productivity due to technological upgrading • Deeper, more dynamic and stronger forward and backward linkages not only within the sector itself but also with other sectors. • And greater diversification into a variety of economic activities which create employment and income generation opportunities. The manufacturing sector is often the darling of policy makers in less developed countries (LDCs), and is viewed as the leading edge of modernization and skilled job creation, as well as a fundamental source of various positive spillovers (Tybout, 2000). Uganda’s vision 2040 aims to transform Ugandan society from a predominantly peasant and low- income society to a competitive upper-middle-income country within 30 years as it reads out, “A Transformed Ugandan Society from a Peasant to a Modern and Prosperous Country within 30 years” (NPA). The vision highlights the importance of manufacturing and value addition in enabling the development of export-led and internationally competitive economy, which is able to spur growth and provide better employment opportunities to Ugandans citizens. The development of a robust manufacturing sector is expected to propel Uganda to a better resource base given the availability of a vibrant mining and oil sub-sectors, good weather and huge agricultural potential as well as a young and expanding population and its location at the heart of the regional trading blocs. Uganda is rich in natural resources, these offer upstream/downstream manufacturing opportunities, including food and mineral processing; production of beverages, textile, clothing, leather production, packaging material, metal fabrication, fish processing, chemical and pharmaceutical production