This paper looks at the impact of British innovation, entrepreneurship and management on Brazilian economic development from 1875 to 1914,
a period when Britain was the main foreign presence in Brazil. It combines conventional trade and investment statistics, with trademark registration
data, and also detailed case study analysis, by focusing on the development of the textiles industry in Brazil. It argues that accounts on the impact
of foreign investment and trade from developed countries into developing countries should pay more attention to the role of the expatriate
entrepreneur in introducing innovations and transferring knowledge. The paper shows that British expatriate entrepreneurs were key in introducing
technological and marketing innovations, and in transferring management capabilities and knowledge, contributing to the development of the
textiles industry. This knowledge transfer which is not accounted for by current foreign direct investment and trade statistics, often took place
through the establishment and management of textiles firms in Brazil by British expatriate entrepreneurs. The paper
draws on company archives and public records from Britain and Brazil, and also on original trademark data collected in Brazil for the first time.
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