spot light of brazil

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in the international spotlight: brazil

questions & suggested answers

1. in your opinion, why is there still political uncertainty in brazil?

answer: answers will vary. brazil is the largest and most populous country in south america. the south american country is also still fairly young, only gaining its independence from portugal in 1822. in 2002, brazil elected current president lula da silva, who had popular support through his first year; however, lula da silva later faced sharp criticism and gained a reputation for being thin-skinned. in a march 2004 opinion poll, only 28 percent of brazilians voiced support for the government. the voters and people of brazil are obviously on two different sides, and not many of them support their current president. there will always be political uncertainty when citizens do not back up their government leaders. in 2010, da silva began his final year in office, and again, uncertainty reigns as the country awaits another political transition.

2. what strategy would be the most useful to companies interested in brazilian investment?

answer: government policies can have a significant impact on business activities and many governments face competing pressures from a range of stakeholders. therefore, corporations interested in brazilian investment must adopt various proactive political strategies both to influence government policy and to respond to competitors’ efforts to influence that policy. comprehensive strategies are especially important in unstable and transitional policy environments and are designed to develop and maintain ongoing favorable relationships with government policy makers as a tool to mitigate risk before it becomes unmanageable.

3. considering the economic and political environment, what types of companies would benefit the most by expanding operations to brazil?

answer: political risks persist, especially in the emerging economies of the world, such as brazil. mncs must adjust their strategies and practices to accommodate the new perspectives and actual requirements. companies that will benefit the most by expanding to brazil will be those who can adapt to the culture and the variety of policies. an example of micro political risk is provided by countries in south america that face continued indebtedness and have introduced a variety of policies to promote exports and discourage imports. mncs with operations that will be hampered by these policies will not find the area attractive, but for those companies looking for a location from which to produce and export goods, the region may be very attractive.

4. how should bellsouth, aes, and other companies address concerns about government policies in brazil?

answer: pulling out of brazil does not seem to be the most effective solution. brazil’s struggles should have been expected and planned for, as is the case with any operations in a developing or emerging economies. high risks are expected, and so are the high returns and long term potential. brazil offers lots of opportunities, particularly in terms of market size and expansion potential through access to neighboring south american countries. moreover, it may be relatively easier to operate in brazil as compared to other south american countries, and so foregoing operations in brazil may result in moving to a less attractive location, or foregoing operations in an area with tremendous potential. thus, mncs should be more proactive in meeting their challenges and concerns.

various strategies can be employed. political risks can be handled through a combination of integrative, protective, defensive and proactive techniques. various entry strategies could also help mnc’s in better understanding and dealing the environmental challenges they are facing, especially joint ventures. in some cases, outsourcing might offer an appropriate, although a short-term, potentially risky and more passive alternative. social responsibility and appropriate philanthropic actions that are in line with the needs of the people of brazil can also enhance the image of the organization and support its presence and operations. most importantly, mncs operating in brazil can employ viable micro approaches to enhance their own operations, through selecting and implementing effective, culturally-relevant human resource management practices that can enhance motivation, satisfaction and commitment within their company’s operations, giving them a competitive advantage, even in a generally unstable region.
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