Determinants of firm entry into the Brazilian automobile manufacturing industry, 1956-1968

  • This article examines the negotiating process between the Brazilian state and transnational auto companies. It argues against dichotomous frameworks that emphasize either economic or political variables in shaping foreign direct investment and in favor of a more complicated bargaining framework that takes into account the strategic objectives of state policy as well as the form and timing of firm investment. Using archival evidence and interviews, the article documents the implantation of the industry; it concludes that the process of finn entry into Brazil must be understood in light of the policies and institutions that made the threat of market closure and the deadlines credible and made it costly for firms not to participate on schedule.

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Author:Helen Shapiro
Parent Title (English):Business history review
Document Type:Article
Date of Publication (online):2009/04/03
Year of first Publication:1991
Publishing Institution:Universitätsbibliothek Johann Christian Senckenberg
Release Date:2009/04/03
Page Number:72
First Page:876
Last Page:947
Signatur: Zs 7197 HM 18: B 540
Dewey Decimal Classification:3 Sozialwissenschaften / 33 Wirtschaft / 330 Wirtschaft
Licence (German):License LogoArchivex. zur Lesesaalplatznutzung § 52b UrhG