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date: 20 October 2021

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This chapter addresses the following questions: How do subsidiaries of multinational corporations (MNCs) operating in Brazil make use of offshore insourcing and outsourcing to get all the resources and competencies required, and how is a balance met between the two forms of sourcing? Within the interpretation of other concepts present in the study of international business, the chapter examines the process of internalization of activities conducted by subsidiaries of MNCs operating in Brazil and how the activities interact with the environment in Brazil. This interaction is evaluated according to strategic and nonstrategic activities undertaken in the country.

Keywords: MNCs, multinational corporation, subsidiary, offshoring, insourcing, outsourcing, internalization

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