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MICHELI, Jordy  and  OLIVER, Rubén. Software Companies in Mexico and their Ties to Local Development. Prob. Des [online]. 2017, vol.48, n.190, pp.37-59. ISSN 0301-7036.

This paper sets out to characterize the business dynamics of the software industries located in Mexico City, Monterrey, and Tijuana, beginning with a survey administered by the authors to 175 companies located in the aforementioned cities in 2014. The literature about this industry in Mexico has tended to favor theoretical approaches to innovation and learning and their subsequent application to local cases. This work relies on the logic of clusters (Porter, 1998) and therefore analyzes relationships with the local market in terms of sales and usage of human, financial, and informational resources, revealing regional differences in business dynamics. One important difference is the weight of local competition in Mexico City as compared with the other two cities.

Keywords : Software industry; local development; industrial clusters; Mexico City; Monterrey; Tijuana.

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