Development of Industrial Cluster in Mexico: The Case of Electric-Electronics Cluster in Tamaulipas, Mexico

멕시코의 산업 클러스터 발전: 타마울리파스의 전기-전자 클러스터 사례

  • Lim, Jung-Hoon (Department of International Economics and Trade, Kyungil University)
  • 임정훈 (경일대학교 국제통상학과)
  • Received : 2015.05.29
  • Accepted : 2015.07.15
  • Published : 2015.09.30


This study does a case study of the electric-electronic cluster in Tamaulipas, Mexico. The purpose of this study is to investigate the development of industrial cluster in Mexico. The electric-electronics cluster in Tamaulipas, Mexico is MNC(Multinational Corporation) cluster. The number of MNC cluster increased after trade liberalization in Mexico. The result has demonstrated that the actual needs of maquila plants run by MNCs are the primary drivers for the formation and development of the cluster, which are related to education and human resource development. Overall, the electric-electronics cluster in Tamaulipas, Mexico is in its initial state, and the linkage between cluster members and local sectors such as Mexican suppliers is not strong. Finally, this study suggests the developmental ideas for the cluster.