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An evolutionary view of the Brazilian poultry industry and its firms

Armando Dalla Costa (), Pascal Petit () and Mauricio Bittencourt

No 82, Working Papers from Universidade Federal do Paraná, Department of Economics

Abstract: New technologies, innovation, and research and development of new products can help developing economies to transform models of production and raise productivity. Several countries in Asia have shown that investing in education, research. Technological adaptation and creation of new technology may foster economic development. In the case of the Brazilian aviculture, the interaction between various actors (private firms, federal government, provinces and municipalities, along with research centers), transformed an artisanal activity in one of the most dynamic sectors of agriculture. The combined action of these actors sharply increased production and consumption, and reduced prices. Moreover, Brazil became the largest exporter of aviculture goods to the international markets. This paper analyzes how this transformation happened looking at the development of the aviculture sector, using evolutionary and Schumpeterian theory. Particular emphasis will be given to the study of creation and adaptation of technology as a source of international competitiveness, which contributed to sustain a trajectory of exports and the subsequent process of internationalization of the Brazilian firms.

Keywords: dinnovation; technologies; research & development; productivity; industrial aviculture (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: L11 L22 L25 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Pages: 28 pages
Date: 2008
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