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New patterns of governance for industrial change: Perspectives for Brazil


  • Jorg Meyer-Stamer


Brazil is one of many developing countries that are struggling to upgrade their industries to attain international competitiveness. Sustained industrial competitiveness, this article argues, rests not only on firms' capabilities (micro-level) and a stable economic framework (macro-level) but also and in particular on a tissue of supporting, sector-specific and specialised institutions and targeted policies (meso-level) and on governance structures that facilitate problem-solving between state and societal actors (meta-level). The concept of systemic competitiveness seeks to address the interrelationship between the four levels. The article analyses various obstacles to achieving systemic competitiveness in the particular case of Brazil.

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  • Jorg Meyer-Stamer, 1997. "New patterns of governance for industrial change: Perspectives for Brazil," Journal of Development Studies, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 33(3), pages 364-391.
  • Handle: RePEc:taf:jdevst:v:33:y:1997:i:3:p:364-391
    DOI: 10.1080/00220389708422470

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    1. Mayntz, Renate, 1991. "Modernization and the Logic of Interorganizational Networks," MPIfG Discussion Paper 91/8, Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies.
    2. Esser, Klaus & Hillebrand, Wolfgang & Messner, Dirk & Meyer-Stamer, Jörg, 1996. "Systemic competitiveness: a new challenge for firms and for government," Revista CEPAL, Naciones Unidas Comisión Económica para América Latina y el Caribe (CEPAL), August.
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    1. Meyer-Stamer, Jorg, 1998. "Path dependence in regional development: Persistence and change in three industrial clusters in Santa Catarina, Brazil," World Development, Elsevier, vol. 26(8), pages 1495-1511, August.
    2. Stehnken, Thomas, 2010. "Innovationspolitik in Brasilien - Kontinuitäten und neue Entwicklungen während der Regierung Lula da Silva," Discussion Papers "Innovation Systems and Policy Analysis" 27, Fraunhofer Institute for Systems and Innovation Research (ISI).

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