versão impressa ISSN 0187-6961
BRACAMONTE SIERRA, Álvaro e CONTRERAS, Oscar F.. Redes globales de producción y proveedores locales: los empresarios sonorenses frente a la expansión de la industria automotriz. Estud. front [online]. 2008, vol.9, n.18, pp. 161-194. ISSN 0187-6961.
Within the context of the severe crisis faced by the U.S. based automotive firms, one of their strategies has been the relocation of the assembly plants in Mexico. This article analyzes the case of the automotive cluster led by Ford in Hermosillo, in the Mexican state of Sonora, showing that this type of clusters led by transnational corporations create technological spillovers and stimulate the accumulation of local capabilities. Particular attention is given to the process of creation of local small and medium enterprises linked to global production networks.
Palavras-chave : global production networks; technological learning; local entrepreneurship; automotive industry.