Mexico's Border Industrialization Program in Perspective.
MONTEREY INST OF FOREIGN STUDIES CA
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Mexicos Border Industrialization Program permits United States manufacturing firms to own and operate subsidiary plants south of the border for the purpose of using Mexican labor to assemble products for reshipment to the United States. This program, being of a controversial nature, subjects itself to numerous questions, one of which asks who profits from such an international arrangement. It is the purpose of this paper to present a critical analysis of the industrialization program to determine whether it is more advantageous to the economic betterment of those United States firms participating in it or whether the program contributes significantly to the economic development of industry and labor in the border region. Emphasis is on the advantages enjoyed by participating firms in comparison with the long range development and growth of industry and labor in Mexico rather than the immediate provision of employment.
- Economics and Cost Analysis
- Manufacturing and Industrial Engineering and Control of Production Systems