Spatial and structural changes in the Mexican maquiladora industry

Matijević, Andrej (2015) Spatial and structural changes in the Mexican maquiladora industry. Bachelor's thesis, Faculty of Science > Department of Geography.

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Abstract

Thesis discusses the development of the Mexican maquiladora plants. After defining the term maquiladora and delineation of the specific nature of the production process that takes place within, thesis considers the way in which these plants have influenced the transformation of northern border area of Mexico and altered its economic and geographic characteristics. After accession to NAFTA, Mexico is becoming more dependent of the USA economy, as well as the activities of the competition in the global market. Despite the negative impact that the competing East Asian countries have, revenues from production in the maquiladora exceeded the income from tourism and the sale of oil, becoming the most important source of foreign exchange for the country. Thesis also examines the impact of maquiladora production line on the employment rate in the region, as well as its negative effect on the environment. SWOT analysis summarizes the advantages and disadvantages, opportunities and threats of industrial production, which has contributed to the opening of the Mexican economy and its integration into the global world economy.

Item Type: Thesis (Bachelor's thesis)
Keywords: maquiladoras, industry, Mexico, NAFTA Agreement
Supervisor: Faivre, Sanja
Date: 2015
Number of Pages: 27
Subjects: NATURAL SCIENCES > Geography
Divisions: Faculty of Science > Department of Geography
Depositing User: dipl. bib. Ljljana Bajs
Date Deposited: 15 Jan 2016 13:26
Last Modified: 15 Jan 2016 13:26
URI: http://digre.pmf.unizg.hr/id/eprint/4483

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