Document Type

Closed Project

Publication Date

Fall 2009


Dundar Kocaoglu

Course Title

Management of Engineering and Technology

Course Number

ETM 520/620


Brazil is a very unique country in a number of different ways. They are an emerging economic power with a focus on technology and are pioneering the way in several technological areas. According to the World Economic Forum, Brazil is one of the most improved countries in terms of economic competitiveness in 2009, but is still an efficiency driven economy instead of an innovation driven economy. [1] This paper focuses on how the legislative branch of the Brazilian government can use technology management through specific technological policies to help the country transition from a Stage 2 (efficiency driven) to a stage 3 (innovation driven) economy. Or, in other words, raise the level of GDP per capita and increase non-mineral exports.


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