Supplement | HBS Case Collection | July 2008 (Revised September 2009)

Arauco (B): "Papel" in Brazil

by Ramon Casadesus-Masanell, Jorge Tarzijan and Jordan Mitchell


This is Part B to the "Arauco: Forward Integration or Horizontal Expansion?" case. This short case looks at the company in late 2007 after it has decided to invest in a Brazilian joint venture involving forests, saw mills, and a paper mill. The case acts as an epilogue and allows students to revisit the concept of forward integration into paper in the Brazilian context.

Keywords: Joint Ventures; Investment; Vertical Integration; Forest Products Industry; Pulp and Paper Industry; Brazil; Chile;


Casadesus-Masanell, Ramon, Jorge Tarzijan, and Jordan Mitchell. Arauco (B): "Papel" in Brazil. Harvard Business School Supplement 709-416, July 2008. (Revised September 2009.)