Absorptive Capacities of Local Enterprises from the Electric-Electronics Sector In the State of Tamaulipas, Mexico

  • Francisco García Fernández Facultad de Comercio y Administración Victoria, Universidad Autónoma de Tamaulipas, México.
  • Mónica Sánchez Limón
  • José Ángel Sevilla Morales
Keywords: absorptive capacity, spillovers knowledge, technological capabilities, México.


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.


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Francisco García Fernández, Facultad de Comercio y Administración Victoria, Universidad Autónoma de Tamaulipas, México.
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How to Cite
Fernández, F. G., Limón, M. S., & Sevilla Morales, J. Ángel. (2012). Absorptive Capacities of Local Enterprises from the Electric-Electronics Sector In the State of Tamaulipas, Mexico. Journal of Technology Management & Innovation, 7(1), 128-143. https://doi.org/10.4067/S0718-27242012000100009
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