Networks and Entrepreneurship: The Modernization of the Textile Business in Porfirian Mexico

Posted: 24 Nov 2008

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Aurora Gomez-Galvarriato

Center for Research and Teaching of Economics (CIDE) - Division of Economics

Date Written: November 23, 2008

Abstract

In Mexico, as in other parts of the world, the introduction of modern transportation and communications brought about major changes in the production and distribution of goods and in firms' management and structure. Between 1880 and 1910, the Mexican textile sector was modernized through the efforts of entrepreneurial French immigrants from Barcelonnette, whose closely knit network enabled them to succeed in overcoming limitations in the Mexican institutional framework.

Keywords: Mexico, textiles, distribution, transportation networks, entrepreneurs, immigrants

JEL Classification: M13, J61, L92, L67, N66, N86

Suggested Citation

Gomez-Galvarriato, Aurora, Networks and Entrepreneurship: The Modernization of the Textile Business in Porfirian Mexico (November 23, 2008). Business History Review, Vol. 82, No. 3, 2008, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1305946

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