Assembling for Development: The Maquila Industry in Mexico by Leslie Sklair

By Leslie Sklair

First released in 1989, this booklet focuses upon the phenomenon of export-led industrialisation fuelled through international funding and expertise. He concentrates on Mexico, the place US businesses were making the most of reasonably cheap labour to set up "maquila" factories that gather US elements for export. via this particular research of the maquila undefined, Sklair charts the development from the political imperialism of colonial days to the commercial imperialism of today.

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