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A interação entre universidades e empresas em perspectiva histórica no Brasil


  • Wilson Suzigan


  • Eduardo da Motta e Albuquerque



The interaction between firms and universities in Brazil is very weak. The successful “points of interaction” between science and technology are scarce and localized. This paper investigates the historical roots of this pattern of interaction. The hypothesis of this paper suggests this pattern of interaction could be explained by the combination between, first, the late beginning of the formation of universities and research institutes (circa 1808) and, second, the late industrialization. Furthermore, the successful points of interaction are products of long term processes of institutional building and systematic and persistent long term investments.

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  • Wilson Suzigan & Eduardo da Motta e Albuquerque, 2008. "A interação entre universidades e empresas em perspectiva histórica no Brasil," Textos para Discussão Cedeplar-UFMG td329, Cedeplar, Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais.
  • Handle: RePEc:cdp:texdis:td329

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    interaction between universities and firms; historical roots; science; technology;

    JEL classification:

    • N - Economic History
    • O3 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Innovation; Research and Development; Technological Change; Intellectual Property Rights

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