Giovani da Silveira
(University of Calgary)
The study explores the moderating influence of infrastructural and administrative contingencies on relationships between capabilities and export propensity of Brazilian manufacturers. The analysis is based on data from a World Bank Enterprise Survey of manufacturing establishments carried out in Brazil in 2008/2009. The results suggest that manufacturing capabilities influence positively ISO 9000 certification, and that certification explains export propensity in manufacturing. Perhaps more importantly, they indicate that infrastructural barriers relating to environmental logistics, regulations, and labour force may have a negative influence on the relationship between certification and export propensity. The study is aimed to contribute to the long-standing debate in Brazil and elsewhere on the role of government and infrastructure in manufacturing export performance.
Data: 14 / 08 / 2013 (quarta-feira)
Local: Sala 205 – 2º andar