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Brazil Brown Bag Seminar Series – A Network View on Business-Political Interaction for Mutual Gains: The cases of ICT Projects in Brazil

May 26, 2016 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Join the Lemann Center for Brazilian Studies in its Brazil Brown Bag Seminar Series. The lecture, entitled “A Network View on Business-Political Interaction for Mutual Gains: The cases of ICT Projects in Brazil” will be given by Emilene Leite.

By focusing on MNCs-host government relationships and employing a business network approach, the lecture will explore how market and political legitimacy can be built through public and private cooperation in Brazil. Two cases on ICT projects involving both the Brazilian government and companies will be employed to show how the development of technological solutions, for a social purpose, strength legitimacy for both MNCs and political organizations.

Emilene Leite is a PhD candidate in Business Studies from Uppsala University in Sweden and also belongs to the Swedish Research School of Management and Information Technology. Her current research investigates the influence of socio-political actors on multinational firms from the ICT industry in Brazil, with a specific focus on aspects of competition and cooperation within these business relationships. She has two book chapters published in the topic and has presented papers in international conferences (AIB, EIBA, IMP, AOM). Emilene holds a Master in Economics from Stockholm University and also Master in Marketing Management from Gävle University both from Sweden. She also has an MBA from Getulio Vargas Foundation in Corporate Finances and bachelor in Economics both from Brazil. Currently, Emilene is a Visiting Scholar at the Institute of Latin American Studies, Columbia University sponsored by The Tom Hedelius Foundation Scholarship.


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