Industrialization and Private Enterprises in Mexico
Occasional Papers Series
A particularly important characteristic of Mexico's economy has been its oligopolistic industrial structure. To grasp an understanding of the overall behavior of Mexican industry, the author examines the behavior of a number of specific large-scale enterprises which represent the economy's major industries. These enterprises are Cuauhtémoc in the beer brewing industry, Fundidora and Hylsa in the steel industry, the Bimbo group in the baking industry, Grupo México in the mining industry, and Spicer of the Desc group in the autoparts manufacturing industry.
After elucidating the characteristics of these enterprises and the basic features of Mexico's industrialization, the author argues that understanding these traits will be vital for estimating the prospects of Mexico's economy under the neo-liberal development strategy that the government is now pursuing.