Maquiladora


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Maquiladora

A factory in Mexico established by a U.S. company to make finished products and ship them to the United States. Maquiladoras are close to the U.S. border with Mexico. They are controversial in the United States because they are thought to take away jobs from Americans who otherwise would have manufactured the products. They are also controversial in Mexico because they are thought to exploit Mexican workers. NAFTA made maquiladoras more cost effective. In the mid-2000s, maquiladoras accounted for more than half of U.S.-Mexican trade. A maquiladora is also called a maquila.
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The foregoing was the basis for the construction of instruments that were validated through a multidisciplinary review, as is the case of the specialists in the fields of economics, management and engineering, and specialized interviews that provided information on factors and actions that are related to the competitiveness of the maquiladora industry of the electronics sector, thus creating a methodology with the triple helix approach of Etzkowitz and Leydesforff (2000), but with an evolution toward a methodology adapted to contemporary reality called Fifth Systemic Helix (FSH).
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In their earlier article, Truett and Truett (1993) examined the factors affecting maquiladora output in the pre-NAFTA era.
corporations have led the growth of the maquiladora sector.
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The Chinese-affiliated companies comprise a tiny fraction of the 2,817 maquiladora plants operating in Mexico.
Looking at Table 1 again, a saving of two weeks in shipping time (three weeks from China versus one from Mexico) is not alone going to rescue many Maquiladora plants.
Renaldo Gonzales, president of Mexico's national maquiladora association, relates that as many as 50,000 Baja Californian jobs have been eliminated in the last several months.
In an interview in December with the daily El Tiempo, Asociacion Hondurena de Maquiladoras president Jesus Canahuati said 32 factories employing 22,000 workers had closed this year.
It is important to stress, however, that most of the growth in manufacturing was due to the export maquiladora industry.
Annunciation House focuses on the link between the miserable wages maquiladora workers get and consumerism in the United States.