The flows of FDI in Brazil in the 1990's

Vol. 31 No. 3 (2011)

Jul-Sep / 2011
Published July 1, 2011
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Paula, Nilson Maciel de, and Terezinha Saracini Ciriello Mazzetto. 2011. “The Flows of FDI in Brazil in the 1990’s: A Literatura in the Light of the Ongoing Transformations”. Brazilian Journal of Political Economy 31 (3):370-80.

The flows of FDI in Brazil in the 1990's

a literatura in the light of the ongoing transformations

Nilson Maciel de Paula
Professor da Universidade Federal do Paraná (UFPr).
Terezinha Saracini Ciriello Mazzetto
Professora da Universidade Estadual de Londrina (UEL).
Brazilian Journal of Political Economy, Vol. 31 No. 3 (2011), Jul-Sep / 2011, Pages 370-380


The flows of foreign investments in Brazil starting from the 1990s have called attention due to the magnitude of the invested value, the prevalence of properties acquisitions as a preferential way of carrying out these investments, and for the primacy of the operations involving rivals companies. This article searches for an explanation for the cycle of foreign direct investment flows, which is happening in Brazil. Arguments were reconsidered on the existence of sole assets and the advantages of property and control as a basis for carrying out overseas investments, and to explicit their link with the M&As.

JEL Classification: F00; F2; L1.

Keywords: investments mergers acquisition