Brazil: ethnic and social origins of the industrial entrepreneurs

Luiz Carlos Bresser-Pereira

Originally published in Portuguese, Revista de Administração de Empresas 4(11), junho 1964: 83-103. English version available only in this website.

Research among Paulista industrialists demonstrates that, contrarily to the dominant view at that time that Brazilian entrepreneurs originated from the semi-aristocratic Brazilian families of coffee plantes, they are mostly descendants of immigrants: middle class immigrants.

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