The role of transnational corporations in the international insertion of Brazilian manufactures in the context of productive restructuring

Vol. 36 No. 4 (2016)

Oct-Dec / 2016
Published October 1, 2016
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Pereira, Adriano José, and Ricardo Dathein. 2016. “The Role of Transnational Corporations in the International Insertion of Brazilian Manufactures in the Context of Productive Restructuring”. Brazilian Journal of Political Economy 36 (4), 769-87. https://doi.org/10.1590/0101-31572015v36n04a06.

The role of transnational corporations in the international insertion of Brazilian manufactures in the context of productive restructuring

Adriano José Pereira
Professor adjunto do Departamento de Economia e Relações Internacionais e do Programa de Pós- Graduação em Economia e Desenvolvimento (PPGE&D) da Universidade Federal de Santa Maria (UFSM).
Ricardo Dathein
Professor associado do Departamento de Economia e Relações Internacionais e do Programa de Pós-Graduação em Economia (PPGE) da Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS).
Brazilian Journal of Political Economy, Vol. 36 No. 4 (2016), Oct-Dec / 2016, Pages 769-787

Abstract

This study analyzes the influence of the international trade pattern of Transnational Corporations (TNCs) on the international ion of Brazilian manufacturingindustry between 1995 and 2005, based on data of the Census of Foreign Capitals of theCentral Bank of Brazil. The work aims toinvestigatetowhat extent increased international ion of TNCs in national economies has contributed to the evolution of Brazilian manufactures in terms of international trade. It has been concluded that the significant participation of TNCs in Brazilian foreign trade reveals that the international ion of the country’s industrial output presents an increasing dependency on strategic decisions of TNCs.

JEL Classification: F14; L10; O14.


Keywords: Brazilian economy, Transnational corporations, International trade, Intrafirm trade, Technological content