Industrial Policy in the Field of Informatics in Brazil

This article first presents a brief overview of Brazilian industrial development. This overview provides a basis for understanding how the Brazilian Government’s informatics policy differs from past Brazilian industrial models. The article then describes the Brazilian Government’s policy in the field of informatics. It concludes that a policy which is less protectionist than the government’s current program would, through allowing greater foreign participation in the market, better encourage the development of Brazilian informatic companies.