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Revista de Economia Contemporânea

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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 1980-5527.

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.

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