International Journal of Humanities and Social Science

ISSN 2220-8488 (Print), 2221-0989 (Online)

 

The Influence of Labor Market Institutions in Designing Employees’ Fringe Benefit Packages: A Case of Local and Multinational Banks in Tanzania
Ashatu Hussein

Abstract
This paper presents a qualitative case study research of one local bank and two multinational banks regarding the ways they design and implement company fringe benefits in the newly liberalized economy of Tanzania. Specifically, this paper explains the influence of Tanzanian labor market institutions, both formal and informal, in designing the fringe benefit packages offered by the three banks. Labor market institutions were found to have minimal influence while social and economic influences are found as the main determinants of the benefits offered. Implications for practitioners and suggestions for further research are presented.

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