Determinants of Firm Entry into the Brazilian Automobile Manufacturing Industry, 1956–1968

  title={Determinants of Firm Entry into the Brazilian Automobile Manufacturing Industry, 1956–1968},
  author={Helen Shapiro},
  journal={Business History Review},
  pages={876 - 947}
  • Helen Shapiro
  • Published 1 December 1991
  • Economics, Business
  • Business History Review
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