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CARRILLO VIVEROS, Jorge  and  MICHELI THIRION, Jordy. Huawei and Foxconn: Pioneering cases of the new internationalization and regional expansion of China in Mexico. Estud. soc [online]. 2017, vol.27, n.50. ISSN 0188-4557.

Objective: This paper describes the case of two Chinese companies that are global leaders in digital technology and telecommunications: Huawei and Foxconn. Both companies are pioneer cases of Chinese globalization in Mexico. Methodology: Through the case study method, seeks to show evidence and analytical proposals of this new phase of China's productive internationalization to Mexico. Results: The main results of the analysis show an asymmetrical economic relationship between Mexico and China. Limitations: While trade between the two countries has grown significantly in recent years, it has been marked by an imbalance in favor of China. Although there are no obvious signs that show, whether Chinese companies would have in Mexico a focal point of its internationalization. Conclusions: The case analysis of both companies helps explain its mode of international expansion and its presence in Mexico. While Mexico was not their original destination, both companies have operations in the country as part of their global expansion strategies marked from early stages of internationalization. In each case, the respective firm has followed its globalization patterns, and this has enabled them to consolidate as leading companies in the industries in which they are inserted.

Keywords : regional development; Huawei; Foxconn; Mexico; foreign direct investment; Chinese multinationals.

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