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Dr. Deusdedit A. Rwehumbiza

Deusdedit A. Rwehumbiza (PhD)

Deusdedit A. Rwehumbiza (PhD) is a multi-skilled Tanzanian scholar with the specialisation in Trade and International Business at the University of Dar es Salaam Business School, where he officially joined in 2007. Since then, he has done various assignments related to training, research and learning, particularly in policy dialogue for state and non-state actors; trade, economic growth, competitiveness and welfare; strategic management; business and trade negotiations; and development economics. Rwehumbiza has additionally participated in the provision of international trade, entrepreneurship and business management advisory services to both public and private sector organisations in association with various individuals and institutions within and outside Tanzania.

Professional Affiliations

  • International Trade Centre (Certified Trainer on Trade Map and Market Access Map)
  • Operations Research Society of Eastern Africa (ORSEA) (Tanzania Chapter Chairman)
  • United Nations Conference on Trade and Development Virtual Institute (UNCTAD Vi) (Country Coordinator)
  • Academy of International Business (AIB) (Member)
  • SmartPLS Quantitative Research Network (Member)
  • MAXQDA Qualitative Research Network (Regional Trainer)

Selected Publications

  • Rwehumbiza, D. A. and Marinov, M. A. (2020), “Intra-regional diversification and revenue of export manufacturers”, European Journal of International Management, forthcoming.
  • Rwehumbiza, D. (2019), “Locus and Revenue of Export Manufacturers: Why Extra-Regional Markets?”, Journal of African Business, DOI:10.1080/15228916.2019.1695186.
  • Rwehumbiza, D. and Marinov, M. A. (2019), “Development of entrepreneurial orientation of export manufacturers from emerging economies”, International Entrepreneurship and Management Journal,
  • Bass H. H., Malavic, M. and Rwehumbiza, D. (2018), “A common currency for the East African Community? Lessons from the introduction of the euro”, International Business and Global Economy, 37, pp. 215 – 230.
  • Wangwe, S., Rwehumbiza, D. and Shilinde, J. (2018), “Sustainable Industrial Development Policy: What Role for Climate Change, Food Security and Trade? – Tanzania”. Geneva. CUTS International, Geneva.
  • Rwehumbiza, D. A. (2017), “Export intensity of clothing manufacturers: The mediating role of entrepreneurial orientation”, International Journal of Export Marketing, Vol. 1, No. 3, pp. 218 – 239.
  • Rwehumbiza, D., Nabi, M. N. U. and Dornberger, U. (2015), “Institutions and diversification of international markets: A study of clothing manufacturers from Tanzania and Kenya”, in Marinov, M. (Ed.), Experiences of Emerging Economy Firms, Palgrave Macmillan.
  • Rwehumbiza, D. A. (2014), “The East African Community (EAC) and its influence on Tanzania’s Manufactured exports intensity and competitiveness”, in Anderson, W., Chijoriga, M. M. and Philemon, J. R. M. (Eds.), Promoting Trade Competitiveness in Developing Countries, Cambridge Scholars Publishing, Newcastle, UK.


  • Winner of Emerald Literati Awards 2018 for the Highly Commended Paper: Rwehumbiza, D. A. (2017), “International expansion and unobserved heterogeneity in critical success factors: Empirical evidence from Tanzania and Kenya”, African Journal of Economic and Management Studies, 8, No. 2, pp. 235 – 252.