Seminars & Events

APL (Ajiken Power Lunch)

Internationalization and State Actions in Latin America

APL (Ajiken Power Lunch) is a lunchtime workshop open to public, including IDE staffs, visiting research fellows, IDEAS students, outside researchers and graduate students. This workshop provides a platform for presentation of any work in progress where we can discuss in either English or Japanese.

Those who would attend a seminar are asked to announce yourself to receptionists on your arrival at the IDE and to obtain APL Organizers' signature on your admission card after the seminar.


October 10, 2017. (Tuesday) 10:00-11:30


Internationalization and State Actions in Latin America


I examine how different State actions shape the internationalization process of large firms in Argentina, Brazil and Chile. I argue that direct actions produce a more diversified internationalization by sector and a faster internationalization pace. The expansion of large firms abroad occurs through a narrower set of activities when indirect actions prevail. Indirect State actions encourage limited geographical extension and a gradual internationalization pace, producing fewer global leaders. Through an inter-country comparison, I examine direct and indirect policies in two crucial areas for internationalization: the support of national champions and the creation of capital availability. The State-induced internationalization pace influences the global scope of firms, central for understanding the phenomena of multilatinas.


Diego Finchelstein (Universidad de San Andrés)




Institute of Developing Economies, APL Organizers
E-mail: APLE-mail