Prof. Dr. Francis A. S. T. Matambalya

MatambalyaProf. Dr. Francis A. S. T. Matambalya
University of Leipzig
Ritterstr. 9-13
04109 Leipzig
Tel:   +49-(0)341-9739764
Fax:  +49-(0)341-9739279

1984-1987: University of Dar es Salaam (Tanzania): Bachelor of Commerce, Major: Marketing
1989-1993: Johannes Kepler Universität Linz (Austria): Master of Science (Business Administration), Majors: Marketing and Business Informatics. Dissertation: "An Interdisciplinary Approach to the Analysis of the Impact of Regional Economic Co-operation. Among Developing Countries (RECDC) on Trade Promotion: A Case of the Southern African Development Community"
1994 -1997: Ruhr-Universität Bochum (Germany): Ph.D. (Magna Cum Laude), Major: International Economic Relations (Trade). Dissertation: "The Merits and Demerits of EU Policies Towards Associated Develo­ping Countries: An Empirical Analysis of EU-SADC Trade and Overall Economic Relations within the Framework of the Lomé Convention"


  • 01/09/1982 - 01/01/1984: Tanzania Tourist Corporation, Promotions Assistant
  • 02/01/1984 - 30/06/1984: State Travel Service, Head of Tours Department
  • 27/04/1998 - 27/02/2010: University of Dar es Salaam, Tutorial Assistant to Associate Professor of International Trade and Marketing (since 10/2010, on leave of absence without pay)
  • 01/05/2008 - 31/03/2009: United Nations Industrial Development Organization, Consultant and Senior Programme Development Expert (South-South Cooperation and LDCs)
  • 01/04/2009 - 01/10/2010: United Nations Industrial Development Organization, Consultant and Senior International Industrial Development Expert
  • 31/08/2010 -  31/12/2014: State Authority, Nordic Africa Institute (NAI), Government of Sweden, Senior and Lead Expert, International Trade, Regional Integration and Africa-European Union Coop

Key qualifications

  • Interdisciplinarity with theoretical, analytical and practical competences in management/business administration and economics
  • Knowledge and practical skills in the design and delivery of various capacity development programmes addressing various issues: human capital, institutional/organizational, policy
  • Knowledge and experience in development policy management cutting across various disciplines
  • Practical experience in working with diverse stakeholders including state actors (i.e., governments, intergovernmental organisations), and non-state actors
  • International track record of provision of advisory services to several governments, regional and international organisations, and nongovernmental organisations

Current areas of research interest
Industrial entrepreneurship
Intellectual property and competitiveness
Supply chain dynamics and the internationalization
Transnational diaspora entrepreneurship

 Competences in teaching
Core marketing courses, e.g., international marketing, marketing management, marketing communication, sales management, etc.
Core trade courses, e.g., international economics, multilateral trading system, Economics of regional integration, ACP-EU development cooperation, international business management, etc.
Core entrepreneurship courses, e.g., Entrepreneurial Economics, Entrepreneurship and Enterprise Development, Entrepreneurial Marketing, Entrepreneurial Skills Development, Financing of Small Businesses, etc.
Research methodology for business and economics studies.

Selected publications
Selected journal articles
2010: “Making the Outcomes of the Doha Development Round Favourable for Developing Countries: Reflections on a Feasible Proposal for a Special Safeguard Mechanism”. In Journal of East Asian Economic Integration. Vol. 14, No. 1, June. Pages 121-173.
2008: “Selection of Special Products for Multilateral and Regional Trade Negotiations for Commodity-Dependent Developing Economies: An Empirical Demonstration Based on the Evaluation of Tanzania's Agricultural Sector”. In Manchester Journal of International Economic Law, Volume 5, Issue 2: pages 71-110, May.
2001: Technical Efficiency of Small and Medium Scale Enterprises: Evidence of from a Survey of Enterprises in Tanzania”. In Eastern Africa Social Science Research Review, Vol. XVIII, No. 2, June.
2001: “The Cotonou Agreement and the Challenges of Making the new EU-ACP Trade Regime WTO Compatible”. In Journal of World Trade, Vol. 35, No. 1, February.
2000: “The Framework Agreement: Who will Benefit from the Co-operation between the EU and the ACP States?”. In Agriculture and Rural Development, Volume 7: pages 6 – 10.
2000: “The Significance of Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) for Economic Productivity in Africa”. In Internationales Afrika Forum, 3/2000, pages 271-280.

Selected monographs
2001: “The New EU-ACP Partnership: Consequences for Eastern and Southern Africa”.  Mkuki na Nyota Publishers, Dar es Salaam.
1999: “The Merits and Demerits of EU Policies Towards Associated Developing Countries”. Peter Lang Publishers. Bern/Frankfurt/New York/Paris/Vienna. 2nd revised edition.
1997: “The Merits and Demerits of EU Policies Towards Associated Developing Countries”. Peter Lang Publishers. Bern/Frankfurt/New York/Paris/Vienna. First edition.
1995: “The Impact of Regionalisation Schemes on the Export and Economic Performance of Developing Countries”. Brandes & Apsel / Frankfurt a. M. and Südwind / Vienna.

Selected edited book volumes
2015: “African Industrial Development and European Union Co-operation: Prospects for a reengineered partnership”. Routledge (pre-order copies available since July 2014).
2010: “Trade Relations Between the EU and Africa: Developments, Challenges and Options Beyond the Cotonou Agreement”. Routledge, London and New York.
2003: “Enhancing Africa’s Competitiveness Through Small and Medium Scale Enterprises”. Mkuki na Nyota Publishers, Dar es Salaam.
1997: “The Revival of the Dairy Industry in Mara Region, Tanzania/Die Wiederbelebung der Milch-wirtschaft in der Mara Region, Tanzania”. Brandes & Apsel / Frankfurt a. M. and Südwind / Vienna.

Selected chapters in books
2014: Exploratory Analysis of the Zanzibar Secessionist Sentiments: can regio¬nal integration theory provide insights into the phenomenon? In Bereketeab, R. Self-Determination in Africa. (Routledge Studies in African Development Series) (pre-order copies available since August 2014).
2012: “The East African Community: Can it be a Model for Africa’s Integration Process”. In Mengisteab, K. and Berekteab, R.: “Regional Integration, Identity and Citizenship in the Greater Horn of Africa”. James Carrey in association with Forum Greater Horn Horizon. October.
2006: “Does the Use of ICTs Improve the Productivity of SMEs in East Africa?: The Case Study of Tanzania and Kenya”. In “Torero, M. and von Braun J.: “Information and Commutation Technologies for Development and Poverty Reduction”. IFPRI, The Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore.
2003: “Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) and Africa’s Economic Development”. In Nnadozie, E. (Ed), “African Economic Development”. Harcourt Publishers, San Diego, USA.

Selected policy papers
2010: “Trade-Related Capacity Building for Academia in African least Developed Countries: Development of Human Resources and Public Support”. United Nations Conference on Trade and Development. New York and Geneva.
2005: “Elaboration of a Special Safeguard Mechanism for Developing Countries in the Context of the Doha Development Agenda”. Trocaire, Dublin.
2001: “The role of ICT for the performance of SMEs in East Africa: empirical evidence from Kenya and Tanzania”. ZEF Discussion Papers on Development Policy, No. 42, Centre for Development Research, Bonn University, Bonn.
1998: “Future Perspectives of EU-ACP Relationship: The Case of the Southern African ACP States” . Friedrich-Ebert Foundation Policy Project Group development Policy, Bonn.

Selected international research awards and attachments
2015: Alexander von Humboldt Stiftung research grant, to conduct research at the Leipzig University, on the theme "The Role of Small and Medium Scale Enterprises (SMEs) in the Globalising Economy”.
2014: Awarded Full Professorship by the University of Bagamoyo, Tanzania, in recognition of my contribution to the development of the discipline of Trade and Investment Studies in African countries.
2010-2014: Senior Researcher Award of the Nordic Africa Institute to conduct research as Lead Expert on ‘International trade, Africa-EU cooperation, and regional integration’.
2008: Guest Professor Award of the Nordic Africa Institute to conduct research on ‘Identifying Products for defensive and offensive interests in both EPA trade regimes and WTO negotiations for commodity dependent ACP countries’.
1999-2001: Alexander von Humboldt Stiftung research grant, to conduct research at the Center for Development Research, Bonn University. Directed international research project "The Role of Small and Medium Scale Enterprises (SMEs) in the Globalising Economy”.
1999: British Council Research Award to conduct research at Management School of the Lancaster University, United Kingdom on "The role of Small and Medium Scale Enterprises (SMEs) in the Globalising Economy" funded by the British Council.
1994-1995: Research award of Austrian Central Bank and ‘Katholische Männerbewegung’ (Austria) to conduct research on the revival of the dairy industry in Mara Region in Tanzania.
1993-1994: Research award by the Austrian Government and Johannes Kepler University Linz (Austria) to conduct research at the Kiel Institute of World Economics, Kiel, Germany on the “Merits and Demerits of EU Policies Towards Associated Developing Economies”, co-funded by the Austrian Government and the Johannes Kepler University Linz (Austria).

Academic awards during studies
1987: Awarded the “University of Dar es Salaam Prize” for being the best Student in final year Degree examinations in the Faculty of Commerce and Management, University of Dar es Salaam).
1987: Awarded the “Ministry of Education Prize (Tanzania)” for being the best final year Student in the Faculty of Commerce and management, University of Dar es Salaam.
1985: Awarded the “C.S.U. Prize” by the British council for being the overall best Student in Business Communication Skills for first year Bachelor of Commerce Degree Students at the University of Dar es Salaam

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