During the last 15 years of the 20th century cities in the mexican northern border experienced an impressive increase of foreign investment specially in electronics and autoparts. Word class techniques, certifications like ISO 9000, more sophisticated manufacturing processes spread trough a handful of very big plants. Although these changes changed the skills requirements in technical levels, no significative evidence has been found in labor lowest levels, were routine operations and scarce opportunities to build a career are the most common situation.
Hualde, A. (2004), "SEGMENTATION OF SKILLS IN THE MEXICAN NORTHERN BORDER: CHALLENGES IN A GLOBALIZED REGION", Beukema, L. and Hector Carrillo, J. (Ed.) Globalism/Localism at Work (Research in the Sociology of Work, Vol. 13), Emerald Group Publishing Limited, Bingley, pp. 57-73. https://doi.org/10.1016/S0277-2833(04)13004-5Download as .RIS
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