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Territorial porosity and international flows of merchandises: the performance of the trading companies in the metropolis of São Paulo

Grant number: 09/13468-5
Support type:Scholarships in Brazil - Master
Effective date (Start): March 01, 2010
Effective date (End): February 29, 2012
Field of knowledge:Humanities - Geography
Principal Investigator:María Mónica Arroyo
Grantee:Rafael Muniz Pacchiega
Home Institution: Faculdade de Filosofia, Letras e Ciências Humanas (FFLCH). Universidade de São Paulo (USP). São Paulo , SP, Brazil
Associated research grant:04/16069-0 - The map of the industry in the begining of the 21st Century: Different paradigms for territorial analysis of economical dynamics on the State of São Paulo, Brazil, AP.TEM


The international trade of merchandises exerts a decisive influence in the configuration and uses of the domestic territories. The changes introduced in the Brazilian territory in last the twenty years point with respect to this narrow verified relation enter the process of territorial modernization and of magnifying of the capacities of circulation of merchandises and the entailed capitals to the foreign commerce. We attend, of a side, the magnifying of the material base - modernization of the transport ways, ports and airports - responsible for the necessary territorial fluidity for the draining of products. In this process, the logistic one assumes a decisive role in the determination of the competitiveness of the agents of the international trade. Parallel, a set of public and private institutions promotes - by means of decrees, laws, agreements and programs of promotion - the renewal of the normative-institucional base, charged of the regulation of this movement of exportation and importation. One is about the constitution of the technician-scientific-informacional way in Brazil. In this context, trading companies gains prominence in the current Brazilian territorial dynamics. In this manner, the present study searchs to undertake a critical reflection concerning the performance of these companies specialized in foreign commerce located in the city of São Paulo, attempting against itself for the sócioespacial dynamism whom tradings they print in the circuits of the regional urban economy, as well as for the agents who participate of this process. (AU)

Academic Publications
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PACCHIEGA, Rafael Muniz. International flows of goods in the dynamics of the Brazilian territory: the role of trading companies headquartered at São Paulo. 2012. Master's Dissertation - Universidade de São Paulo (USP). Faculdade de Filosofia, Letras e Ciências Humanas São Paulo.

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