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

By Mariana Zanatta, Eduardo Strachman, Flavia Carvalho, Pollyana C. Varrichio, Edilaine Camillo and Mariana Barra

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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. ...industrial policy, technology, foreign direct investment, MNC R&D activites

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