Determining whether free trade or protectionism serves as the most effective trade policy for the Libyan poultry meat sector

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Ikheneifir, Anas
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MBA in Business Management
Dublin Business School
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This dissertation researched the effects of imported goods on the local producers through a case study of the Libyan poultry industry. Firstly, a full description of the terms international free trade and protectionism was developed, including the trade barriers and the evolution of international free trade in terms of globalization and the free movement of goods. Author keywords: International trade, economics, free trade, trade protectionism, poultry industry, Libya Also this description has discussed the recent and old literatures and scholars in this area and covers the main aspects for this argument to provide a full understanding. To give this research a reasonable practicality a case study of the Libyan poultry industry was chosen to apply a comprehensive insight and a qualitative analysis. Secondly, a brief introduction about the poultry business was provided, and then the Libyan poultry business was fully described. In order to obtain a real and true data, in-depth interview with the Libyan company managers and policy makers were performed to measure the impact and their perception and how they responds and act to solve this dilemma. Recommendations were written based on the interviews outcomes and findings at the end. Thirdly, conclusions indicated that, before applying any sort of trade policy, whether it is a protectionist or not, Libyan authorities must re-arrangement its trade policies and organizing work within the Libyan market. Therefore, managers, governments and legal firms should cooperate together to overcome and eliminate the impact of imported goods on the local producers by applying a proper trade policy and organizing the Libyan market more properly. Finally, on the last chapter the researcher explains the MBA experience and how the learner process enhance his personality and his professional skills and the researcher use some models to identify which learning style he adopt in his MBA learning journey.