Adaptation and Context
Edited by Anders Örtenblad
Chapter 8: Learning organization practices in Mexico: an empirical study
The global marketplaces have become very competitive in many sectors. In a number of countries (for example the United States, Germany and Australia), companies have realized that a key aspect to ensuring continuous growth is organizational learning, and several practices have emerged to help in this regard under the knowledge management (KM) umbrella. However, associated research in Mexico has received little attention by comparison. During the early 1990s, Canada, the United States (US) and Mexico started to prepare themselves for the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), which was finally signed in 1994. The main thrust of the arrangement was to create a combined market with more than 400 million people, where technology, goods and services could be transferred from the northern countries to the one in the south and vice versa, by means of trade and foreign direct investment (Tadashi 2010).
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