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UNU-WIDER National Policies to Attract FDI in R&D: An Assessment of Brazil and Selected Countries

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National Policies to Attract FDI in R&D: An Assessment of Brazil and Selected Countries

This paper is part of a project based on a broad data collection of policies in selected countries, with a special focus on the attraction of foreign R&D investments. The purpose of the research is to contribute to effective policy-making, capable of fostering multinational corporations’ (MNCs) investments in Brazil. In this context, the paper aims at identifying and examining the main policies to attract MNC technological activities in China, India, Ireland, Israel, Singapore, and Taiwan, in order to illustrate successful experiences and, based on them, to analyse the Brazilian case. The experiences and, based on them, to analyse the Brazilian case. The international experiences are analysed bearing in mind that foreign direct investment (FDI) attraction policies are part of industrial and development policies, and should not be assessed or used in isolation. ...
Publisher:
UNU-WIDER
Series:
WIDER Research Paper
Volume:
2008/69
Title:
National Policies to Attract FDI in R&D: An Assessment of Brazil and Selected Countries
Authors:
Mariana Zanatta, Eduardo Strachman, Flavia Carvalho, Pollyana C. Varrichio, Edilaine Camillo, and Mariana Barra
Publication date:
August 2008
ISSN Web:
1810-2611
ISBN 13 Web:
9789292301231
Copyright holder:
© UNU-WIDER
Copyright year:
2008
Keywords:
industrial policy, technology, foreign direct investment, MNC R&D activites
JEL:
O25
Project:
Southern Engines of Global Growth
Sponsor:
The governments of Denmark (Royal Ministry of Foreign Affairs), Finland (Ministry for Foreign Affairs), Norway (Royal Ministry of Foreign Affairs), Sweden (Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency — Sida) and the United Kingdom (Department for International Development).
Format:
online

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