"Exports and Local Development: Mexico's New Maquiladoras"
This paper discusses Patricia Wilson's "Exports and Local Development: Mexico's New Maquiladoras", which studies the intensely debated assembly industry in Mexico, called the maquiladoras.
# 64295 | 1,065 words | 0 sources | 2006 |
Published on Mar 05, 2006 in Business (Industries) , English (Analysis) , Latin-American Studies (General)
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This paper explains that Patricia Wilson in her book "Exports and Local Development: Mexico's New Maquiladoras", which she based on extensive field study of more than seventy maquiladora plants, compares Mexican industry with the more successful Asian industry to evaluate how policy initiatives could help Mexico utilize local linkages to draw on the local and foreign-owned assembly plants. The author stresses that Mexico needs to attract investors in the high-tech, high value-added industries equivalent with the "new" maquiladoras just as the governments in South Korea, Singapore and Taiwan are actively discouraging investments in labor-intensive industries in order to promote the industrial upgrading of their economies. The paper stress that subcontracting is an untapped source of great promise as demonstrated by the East Asian export processing zones, which create overflow effects in the domestic economy, increasing the level of integration between the industrial activity of the enclave economy and foreign companies.
From the Paper:"Wilson states that this obligates malleable production regularity and the promotion of programmable technology. It would permit a diversity of products to be constructed without costly retooling or exorbitant downtime. The work structure needs to be altered, as well as the connections between firms. A pliable work organization entails circulating the workers and attempting a diversity of chores. Commonly a group at a work station would be more efficient, instead of single people on an assembly line and implies that labor in descriptive rings focused on forecast issues and answers. Wilson adds that it is very important to establish and sustain an immediate connection with the suppliers and fusing computer guidance for the material flows and lower inventories."
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