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Karla Liliana Haro-Zea

Global Journal of Business Research, 2018, vol. 12, issue 1, 105-114

Abstract: This research examines the perception footwear industry workers in the State of Guanajuato. The paper also explores the impact of migrant remittances on the industry. The most important region in Mexico for its footwear production is the State of Guanajuato. It is also a leading State for high migration. This research is quantitative, descriptive, and transversal. A convenience sample was selected to meet certain criteria. Fifty workers were surveyed in footwear distribution and sales centers in the municipality of León Guanajuato, Mexico. An instrument consisting of 21 items and 3 constructs was used. The study shows that only a third of migrants invest in the footwear industry. The difference is invested in agriculture, in the construction of their homes, and in maintaining of their families. In addition, 44% of respondents know at least one person deported and believe that many of them will try to cross the border again out of necessity

Keywords: Migration; Local Development; Sustainability; Industry (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: O15 R59 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2018
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