Global Players from Brazil: drivers and challenges in the internationalization process of Brazilian firms

Flavia Pereira de Carvalho, Ionara Costa & Geert Duysters


This chapter discusses general patterns of internationalization of Brazilian firms. It highlights the main determinants for internationalization, the main destinations, as well as the modes of entry that Brazilian firms employ overseas. The paper also discusses some aspects related to the technological capabilities of Brazilian firms that are related to their internationalization strategies, in terms of both the exploitation of such advantages and the search for technological assets abroad.

Keywords: foreign direct investments, multinationals, emerging markets, internationalization 1strategies.

JEL classification: F23, O19, O 54.

UNU-MERIT Working Papers ISSN 1871-9872

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