The History of Entrepreneurship in Mexico: Contextualizing Theory, Theorizing Context

Araceli Almaraz
El Colegio de la Frontera Norte, Mexico

Oscar Montiel
Autonomous University of Ciudad Juárez, Mexico

Product Details
03 Jun 2020
Emerald Publishing Limited
248 pages - 152 x 229mm
Entrepreneurs develop based on their surroundings. It is easy to understand US entrepreneurs, with the wealth of information available about their development, but how does working in Mexico influence entrepreneurship, and emerging entrepreneurs? 

Exploring the history of Mexico's entrepreneurs, expert authors Araceli Almaraz Alvarado and Oscar Javier Montiel Méndez delve into the empirical and theoretical opportunities that emerge from this historical analysis. Current literature on Mexican entrepreneurship points out the importance of contextualising entrepreneurial lives, and asks us to look across agents, sectors and regions, to reach a better understanding of the trajectories of entrepreneurship in Mexico. Including chapters across different businesses in Mexico, the editors and contributors seek to expose the convergence between theory and practice. 

For students of business and international development, this is an unmissable text containing the most current research on Mexican entrepreneurship.
Chapter 1. The history of entrepreneurship in Mexico: A recent view from the academic lens; Oscar Montiel, Guadalupe Calderon 
Chapter 2. Origins of entrepreneurship: the other faces of the rhombus; Araceli Almaraz 
Chapter 3. Footwear cluster: a history of entrepreneurship in crisis; Lorena del Carmen Álvarez-Castañón 
Chapter 4. Rural Entrepreneurship and Small Businesses in México; Rebeca de Gortari, María Josefa Santos 
Chapter 5. Cultural Milieu and Business Initiatives in Mexico’s Midwest; Carlos Riojas, Angélica Basulto 
Chapter 6. Sea Urchin, the Origin of an Export Venture Driven by Japanese Immigrants; Virginia Guadalupe López Torres, Luis Ramón Moreno Moreno, Mónica Lorena Sánchez Limón 
Chapter 7. Challenges and perspectives of entrepreneurship in the regions of Mexico; Moisés Librado González and Natanael Ramírez Angulo 
Chapter 8. Entrepreneurship in Mexico: Myths, Realities and Challenges; Carlos Santamaria, Maribel Guerrero 
Chapter 9. Public Policies on Entrepreneurial Activity in the Mexico of the 20th Century; Anel Flores, Ana Laura Bojórquez Carrillo, María Cristina Mata 
Epilogue; Bernardo Batiz
Araceli Almaraz Alvarado, PhD, is a Professor at El Colegio de la Frontera Norte. She is also a member of the National System of Mexican Researching, an associate editor for the Journal of Evolutionary Studies in Business, and a specialist in the History of Business. 

Oscar Javier Montiel Méndez, PhD, is a Professor of Management at Universidad Autónoma de Ciudad Juárez (UACJ). Also a member of Mexico's National System of Researchers, he has authored several books on entrepreneurship. His research includes family business, and creativity in entrepreneurship.

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