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Journal of technology management & innovation

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Abstract

GARCIA FERNANDEZ, Francisco; SANCHEZ LIMON, Mónica  and  SEVILLA MORALES, José Ángel. Absorptive Capacities of Local Enterprises From the Electric-Electronics Sector In the State of Tamaulipas, Mexico. Journal of Technology Management & Innovation [online]. 2012, vol.7, n.1, pp. 128-143. ISSN 0718-2724.  http://dx.doi.org/10.4067/S0718-27242012000100009.

The paper analyzes the absorptive capacities of a group of enterprises from the electric-electronics sector in the state of Tamaulipas Mexico. First, the literature on absorptive capabilities is reviewed, adopting an evolutionist approach. Then, an analysis of the sector is carried out in order to verify the recent changes made in various indicators - value of the total products by the selected states, job generation and productivity rates - based on data from the last three economic censuses. Finally, an analysis of the three selected enterprises’ absorptive capacities is addressed from a case study perspective, making our own interpretation of the construct based on the integration of the different analyzed proposals.

Keywords : México; absorptive capacity; spillovers knowledge; technological capabilities.

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