Mexican Business Culture

Essays on Tradition, Ethics, Entrepreneurship and Commerce and the State

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About the Book

Western business owners and managers are increasingly interested in doing business in Mexico. Yet few have thoroughly investigated the country’s business climate and culture. This collection of new essays by contributors who work in and research the business culture of Mexico takes a combined academic and real-world look at the country’s vibrant and dynamic commerce. Topics include business and the government, conceptions of time, Mexican entrepreneurialism and the place of women in business.
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About the Author(s)

Carlos M. Coria-Sánchez is an associate professor at the University of North Carolina–Charlotte in the department of Languages and Culture Studies and is the director of the Latin American Studies Program where he teaches Latin American Literature and Spanish for Business. He has co-edited two other books related to business in Latin American Literature with Yale University Press; one text book on Spanish for Business with McGraw-Hill and one on Angeles Mastretta and feminism in Mexico. Dr. Coria-Sanchez was awarded the Fulbright Scholar Grant, one of the most prestigious research grants in the academic world.
John T. Hyatt is involved in market development and consulting in Mexico, the U.S. and elsewhere in Latin America. He has experience in import/export, international sourcing/purchasing, international staffing and translation and interpretation and lives in Mexico City.

Bibliographic Details

Edited by Carlos M. Coria-Sánchez and John T. Hyatt
Format: softcover (7 x 10)
Pages: 204
Bibliographic Info: tables, bibliographies, index
Copyright Date: 2016
pISBN: 978-1-4766-6308-1
eISBN: 978-1-4766-2313-9
Imprint: McFarland

Table of Contents

Table of Contents


Preface 1

Mexican Business Culture in Trade Books: Past and Present (Carlos M. ­Coria-Sánchez) 9

Tradition and Modern Aspects of Mexican Corporate Culture (Anabella Dávila and Andreas M. Hartmann) 26

Entrepreneurship in Mexico Past and Present (Jorge ­Olmos-Arrayales) 38

Reconfiguration of Major Companies and Entrepreneur Subjects in Mexico: Culture, Productive Strategies and Relationships with the State (Marcela Hernández-Romo) 52

Human Capital Development in Mexico (Pramila Rao) 74

Perceptions of Ethical Decision Making in Mexican Business: State of

the Literature and an Exploratory Study (Miguel R. ­Olivas-Luján) 92

Communication in Mexican Business (John T. Hyatt) 107

Looking at Time and Business with the Mexican Lens (Olivia Hernández-Pozas and Sergio ­Madero-Gómez) 124

Mexican Government in Business: An Institutional Analysis (Juan Antonio ­Enciso-González) 134

Online Shopping in Mexico: Exploring the Promising and Challenging

Panorama (Teresa Treviño and Flor Morton) 166

Advancement of Mexican Women in the Workplace (Carlos M. Coria-Sánchez and John T. Hyatt) 183

About the Contributors 193

Index 195


Book Reviews & Awards

“well-researched and highly readable…an important addition to the literature and part of a new generation of works that go beyond the older trade books on doing business in Mexico”—H-Net Reviews.