The Brazilian Aerospace Industry: A Cast Study of the Technological Impact of Offset Agreements in a Recipient Industry
NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA
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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.
- Economics and Cost Analysis
- Government and Political Science