The Maquiladora Industry: Economic Solution or Problem?

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THE MAQUILADORA INDUSTRY
Economic Solution or Problem?

EDITED By KHOSROW FATEMI

Foreword by William H. Mobley

PRAEGER

New York

Westport, Connecticut

London

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Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Copyright Acknowledgment iv
  • Contents v
  • Tables and Figures vii
  • Foreword ix
  • Acknowledgments xiii
  • Part I - Introduction 1
  • 1: Introduction 3
  • Conclusion 13
  • 2 - Report on the Present Status of Maquiladoras 19
  • Notes 31
  • Part 2 - Employment Issues 33
  • 3 - The Impact of Maquiladoras on U.S. National Employment and Employment in Selected Industrial Sectors 37
  • Conclusion 52
  • Notes 54
  • 4 - The Employment Impact of Maquiladoras Along the U.S. Border 57
  • Conclusion 68
  • Notes 68
  • 5 - Employment and Manpower Development in the Maquiladora Industry: Reaching Maturity 71
  • Summary and Conclusion 86
  • Notes 87
  • Part 3 - Industry-Specific Issues 89
  • 6 - Determinants of Industry Participation in Offshore Plants: The Case of Maquiladoras in Mexico 91
  • Conclusion 98
  • Notes 100
  • 7 - Maquiladoras in the Apparel Industry 103
  • Conclusion 115
  • Notes 115
  • Notes 129
  • Part 4 - New Trends in the Maquiladora Industry 131
  • 9 - The New Maquiladoras: Flexible Production in Low-Wage Regions 135
  • Conclusions 151
  • Notes 152
  • 10 - The Use of Maquiladoras by Non- American Companies: The Case of Japanese Multinationals 159
  • Conclusions 167
  • Notes 169
  • 11 - Debt for Equity Conversion Program and the Maquiladoras 171
  • Conclusion 177
  • Conclusion 178
  • Part 5 - Special Issues 179
  • 12 - The Sociological Impact of the Maquiladoras 183
  • Conclusion 194
  • Notes 195
  • Conclusion 204
  • Notes 204
  • 14 - Mexican Legislation Affecting the Maquiladora Industry 207
  • Appendix: The New Regulations to the Law to Promote Mexican Investments and Regulate Foreign Investments 214
  • Part 6 - The Future 217
  • 15 - What Does the Future Hold for the Maquiladora Industry? 219
  • Bibliography 235
  • Index 249
  • About the Editor and Contributors 257
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