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Industrial Restructuring and Inter-Firm Relations in Brazil: the auto-parts industry in the 1990s




By Alice Abreu. Published 1999. ISBN



Detailed Description

In the 1990s Brazil has undergone a process of structural change in its manufacturing sector. This has been particularly apparent in the auto-parts industry, which is the subject of this paper. Based on a detailed survey of 53 firms in three different regions, the authors examine changes at the enterprise level in response to trade liberalisation at the country level. Although the authors identify a number of different responses among the sampled firms, a number of patterns emerge that in some cases are region specific. Finally the paper emphasises the implications for the labour market of industrial restructuring in Brazil.