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Territory, production and information: software industry in Brazil in the context of internet expansion

Grant number: 16/22841-5
Support type:Scholarships in Brazil - Doctorate
Effective date (Start): May 01, 2017
Effective date (End): August 31, 2020
Field of knowledge:Humanities - Geography - Human Geography
Cooperation agreement: Coordination of Improvement of Higher Education Personnel (CAPES)
Principal researcher:María Mónica Arroyo
Grantee:Melissa Maria Veloso Steda
Home Institution: Faculdade de Filosofia, Letras e Ciências Humanas (FFLCH). Universidade de São Paulo (USP). São Paulo , SP, Brazil
Associated scholarship(s):19/00328-2 - Information technology and the uneven geographies of globalization: an analysis of software trade between the United States of America and Brazil, BE.EP.DR


In the period of globalization, information technologies play a remarkable role as essential components of productive activities, significantly altering the dynamics of geographic space, economy, society and politics. In this context, large companies that produce software as a service stand out. To operate such applications, only a device with Internet connection is required. Given the rapid diffusion of telematic networks and the capillarization of informational objects, we propose, in this project, to investigate the dynamics of production of this kind of software and its penetration in the Brazilian territory. They are based both on a technical and on a normative bases, which follow the diffusion of Internet access infrastructures and depend on regulatory nexuses that emerge mainly from the State and the companies actions. (AU)

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