Comparative Analysis of the Developmental Strategy of Aerospace Industry in Brazil, Canada, and Mexico: Public-Policy Implications
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© 2017 Policy Studies Organization The aerospace industry is considered strategic not only for national-security reasons but also for economic reasons. This article compares public policies implemented by Brazil and Canada to promote the industry's technological transfer with those used by Mexico. The results indicate that Brazil and Canada implemented four common strategies, establishing public research centers, creating international alliances for production and coproduction, implementing a policy of offsets, and creating industrial links between foreign businesses and domestic small and medium-sized businesses (SMEs). Mexico used some of these strategies, albeit with some shortcomings, in line with the stage of maturity of the industry.