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CEPAL Review

Cepal Review is the leading journal for the study of economic and social development issues in Latin America and the Caribbean. Edited by the Economic Commission for Latin America, each issue focuses on economic trends, industrialization, income distribution, technological development and monetary systems, as well as the implementation of economic reform and transfer of technology. Written in English and Spanish (Revista de la Cepal), each tri-annual issue offers approximately 12 studies and essays undertaken by authoritative experts or gathered from conference proceedings.

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Restructuring of production and territorial change: A second industrialization hub in Northern Mexico

This article takes the view that the restructuring of industry in Mexico is taking place in two different territorial environments which, to some extent, have independent development paths: on the one hand, there is the territorial environment shaped in accordance with the logic of northern border industrialization, while on the other hand there is the territorial environment of the industries set up during the import substitution industrialization phase, concentrated in the metropolitan areas of Central Mexico. In the authors’ opinion, these arc parallel but different industrialization paths, with different processes and forms of social organization of production in their territories: consequently, in order to understand the true significance of the restructuring of production it is necessary to study the logic of the industrial sectors and that of the territory simultaneously, since the course of events with regard to industrial restructuring is strongly affected by regional and local dynamics.

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