Brazil: International Business

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Brazil: An Introduction to International Expansion

J. B.

Shorter College


This paper will discuss the prospect of opening business operations in Brazil. The paper will review several different areas that will help make a final decision on foreign operations within Brazil. We will review the governmental atmosphere, labor conditions, and education in Brazil. In governmental atmosphere, the topics of political stabilization and culture will be reviewed. Ethics and religions will be discussed under culture. Labor conditions will deal with the laborer’s work environment and labor unions. Education will discuss how it affects income, how the education system is provided and how it affects politics. These areas will be used to make a final decision on moving forward with foreign operations.


Brazil is a very diverse country. It has a diverse background when considering it’s demographics, culture, politics etc. It is the 5th largest country in the world behind Russia, Canada, China, & the US with a land area of 8,514,876 km2. Most of the country has a tropical climate and includes the Amazon Rainforest. Brazil is home to diversified habitats. They have a wide variety of wildlife, natural environments, and extensive natural resources.

Brazil has the 10th largest economy in the world and has the largest economy in South America. It has a GDP per capita of $10,200. They are a major exporter of aircraft, electrical equipment, automobiles, iron ore, coffee, etc. Their currency is currently tied to the US dollar.

Brazil has a population of 190,000,000 people. The population is mostly mixed among two different races. The population is approximately 48% white and 44% brown or multiracial. The illiteracy rate is around 12% and only 1.74% among the population between 15 and 19 years of age. The predominant religion in Brazil is Roman Catholic, with 74% of the population identifying itself as such and 15%-20%...