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Assembling for Development : the Maquila Industry in Mexico and the United States.

Author: Leslie Sklair
Publisher: Hoboken : Taylor and Francis, 2013.
Series: Routledge library editions., Development.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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First published in 1989, this book focuses upon the phenomenon of export-led industrialisation fuelled by foreign investment and technology. He concentrates on Mexico, where US companies have been taking advantage of inexpensive labour to establish ""maquila"" factories that assemble US parts for export. Through this detailed study of the maquila industry, Sklair charts the progress from the political imperialism of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Sklair, Leslie.
Assembling for Development : The Maquila Industry in Mexico and the United States.
Hoboken : Taylor and Francis, ©2013
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Leslie Sklair
ISBN: 9780203835463 0203835468
OCLC Number: 852755895
Description: 1 online resource (542 pages).
Contents: Front Cover; Half Title; Title Page; Copyright; Title Pagge; Copyright; Dedication; Contents; List of Tables; List of Abbreviations; Preface; 1 The Maquilas in Global Perspective; 2 The Border Context; 3 Phases of Maquila Expansion; 4 The Californias; 5 Paso del Norte; 6 The Valley; 7 The Long March to the Interior; 8 Labor, Gender, and Politics; 9 The Maquila Strategy; 10 The Reformation of Capitalism and the Future of the Maquilas; Bibliography; About the Author; Index.
Series Title: Routledge library editions., Development.

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First published in 1989, this book focuses upon the phenomenon of export-led industrialisation fuelled by foreign investment and technology. He concentrates on Mexico, where US companies have been taking advantage of inexpensive labour to establish ""maquila"" factories that assemble US parts for export. Through this detailed study of the maquila industry, Sklair charts the progress from the political imperialism of colonial days to the economic imperialism of today.

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