Canadians in Brazil : Brascan and Brazilian development

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dc.contributor.advisor Veltmeyer, Henry
dc.coverage.spatial Brasil
dc.creator Buys, Barry Graham
dc.date.accessioned 2011-05-09T12:31:34Z
dc.date.available 2011-05-09T12:31:34Z
dc.date.issued 1996
dc.identifier.other HD9685 B64 B73 1996
dc.identifier.uri http://library2.smu.ca/xmlui/handle/01/22167
dc.description 159 leaves : ill. (1 col.), maps (1 col.) ; 28 cm.
dc.description Includes abstract.
dc.description Includes bibliographical references (leaves 151-159).
dc.description.abstract This thesis looks at the role played by the Brazilian Traction, Light and Power Company Limited (Brascan) in the development process in Brazil since 1899. Brascan, as one of Canada's largest multinationals had its start in Brazil and continues to be one of the more concrete links that tie the two countries together. The contextual frameworks are considered through a discussion of the literature on multinational corporations in the developing world as well as an account of Canadian relations with Brazil. The case study follows Brazilian Traction, Light and Power's growth in Brazil and the important role that this company played in establishing the infrastructure framework that assisted the economic growth of Brazil. It is argued that the company played an integral role in Brazilian development through the expansion of its operations in the utility sector. It is asserted that Brascan's operations in Brazil were also benefited by some special characteristics of both the sector and the specific qualities of the company and that these factors allowed the company to remain in that country for close to a century.
dc.language.iso en
dc.publisher Halifax, N.S. : Saint Mary's University
dc.subject.lcc HD9685.B64
dc.subject.lcsh Brascan Limited
dc.subject.lcsh Public utilities -- Brazil -- History -- 20th century
dc.subject.lcsh International business enterprises -- Brazil -- History -- 20th century
dc.subject.lcsh Brazil -- Economic conditions -- 1918-
dc.title Canadians in Brazil : Brascan and Brazilian development
dc.type Text
thesis.degree.name Master of Arts in International Development Studies
thesis.degree.level Masters
thesis.degree.discipline International Development Studies Program
thesis.degree.grantor Saint Mary's University (Halifax, N.S.)


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