Revista de Economia Contemporânea
Print version ISSN 1415-9848
CURADO, Marcelo and CRUZ, Marcio José Vargas da. Foreign direct investment and industrialization in Brazil. Rev. econ. contemp. [online]. 2008, vol.12, n.3, pp. 399-431. ISSN 1415-9848. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S1415-98482008000300001.
This paper analyses the role of the foreign direct investment - FDI, in the industrialization process of Brazilian economy between 1860 and 1980. The reference for the division the period was the proposal by Tavares (1975) and Mello (1982): Growth with industrial activity diversification (1860-1933); Restrict industrialization (1933-1955) and 3. Heavy industrialization (1955-1980). The research demonstrate that to comprehend the behavior of the FDI, it's necessary to considerate the domestic and foreign conditions, as the proposal by Possas (1983).
Keywords : foreign direct investment; industrialization; brazilian economy.