Internationalization of Mexican Companies in the U.S. South And Their Global Competencies

  • Mónica Blanco-Jiménez Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo León-Facultad de Contaduría Pública y Administración http://orcid.org/0000-0001-7489-4826
  • Jesús Cruz Álvarez Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo León-Facultad de Contaduría Pública y Administración http://orcid.org/0000-0001-7027-5219
  • Angélica Tejeda Villanueva
  • Harriet Romo Universidad de Texas en San Antonio, del Mexico-Center
Keywords: internationalization, Mexican companies, U.S.-Mexico border, global competencies

Abstract

This article examines the growing trade relationship between the United States and Mexico that has boosted exports and foreign direct investment. This dynamic has led Mexican entrepreneurs to establish companies in the U.S. South. But do they have the global, personal, and cultural competencies needed to influence their firms’ effective internationalization? To answer this question, the authors did qualitative research applying a scientifically validated questionnaire to measure these competencies. The results show that the Mexican entrepreneurs have high levels of global competencies (knowledge, skills, attitudes, and experiences) that have helped them be successful in the U.S. market.

Author Biography

Mónica Blanco-Jiménez, Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo León-Facultad de Contaduría Pública y Administración
Coordinadora del Doctorado en Administarción de la Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo León, Miembro del Sistema Nacional de Investiagadores en México
Published
2018-08-24
How to Cite
Blanco-Jiménez, M., Cruz Álvarez, J., Tejeda Villanueva, A., & Romo, H. (2018). Internationalization of Mexican Companies in the U.S. South And Their Global Competencies. Norteamérica, Revista Académica Del CISAN-UNAM, 13(2). https://doi.org/10.20999/nam.2018.b004
Section
CONTEMPORARY ISSUES