Accession Number:

ADA222455

Title:

The Brazilian Aerospace Industry: A Cast Study of the Technological Impact of Offset Agreements in a Recipient Industry

Descriptive Note:

Master's thesis

Corporate Author:

NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1989-12-01

Pagination or Media Count:

349.0

Abstract:

This thesis examines the role of the technology in determining the technological independence, national security enhancement, and economic benefits which occur as a result of military offset agreements in recipient countries. The study defines trade offsets and interprets the Brazilian governments offset and technology transfer policies. Using cases from the Brazilian aerospace industry, the research performed an analysis of four types of offsets countertrade, technology transfer, licensed production, and coproduction to test the hypothesis that technology is the driving factor in the design of offset requirements for recipient countries. The thesis concludes with some recommendations to improve the Brazilian governments offset policy and decision-making process. Keywords Arms trade Offset Technology transfer Brazilian aerospace industry Theses.

Subject Categories:

  • Economics and Cost Analysis
  • Government and Political Science

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE