Werner Baer

Werner Baer is Lemann Professor of Economics at the University of Illinois. His research focuses on the economics of Latin America, with a special focus on Brazil.

Papers Published in World Economics:

Finance, Technology and Multinationals from the Periphery

This article analyses the emergence of Latin American multinational corporations (MNCs), with a particular emphasis on the roles of finance and technology. It is established that the need to acquire foreign technology and finance has played a key role in the emergence of Latin MNCs. However, in respect to technology at least, the internationalisation process is also increasingly predicated upon the exploitation of domestically generated assets.

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