Introduction to Mexico

10481 WordsJun 26, 200542 Pages
INTRODUCTION The purpose of this paper is to evaluate Mexico and the possibility of internationalization. In order to make an informed decision about such a country, the benefits, costs and risks of the venture must be considered. In this paper, we will analyze Mexico 's economy, political structure, culture and management techniques. By examining these factors an American firm should be able to make a decision based on Mexico and the type of business considering a move into Mexico. This paper will show that a company can not internationalize into Mexico due to the lower costs of labor only. A more all-encompassing approach is necessary to make a proper decision. A study of all aspects must be done and then the decision can be…show more content…
Some farming takes place on the steep mountain coast and much of the gold of the Aztec Empire is believed to have come from this region. The Chiapas highlands have great blocklike mountains that rise more than 9,000 feet above sea level. This region consists of relatively flat surfaces at high attitudes called the tablelands, which are farmed by Indians who speak Maya and other ancient languages. With irrigation, farmers grow coffee, fruits, and other crops. Yucatan Peninsula is a low limestone plateau with no rivers. Limestone dissolves in the water and rainfall reaches the sea through underground channels dissolved out of the rock. Great pits have formed where the roofs of these channels have fallen in and these huge pits were sacred wells of the ancient Mayas Indians. The north part of the region is dry bushland. To the south, the rainfall increases, and tropical rain forests cover the land. Climate The climate of Mexico varies sharply from region to region. Dry conditions exist over the whole northern border from the Pacific to the Gulf of Mexico and over the north-central region southward to about 22 degree north latitude. Rainfall gradually increases as you travel farther south from 22 degrees north latitude until the southern most tip of Mexico where there are rainforests. The northern half of Mexico is usually dry and consists largely of deserts and semideserts. The lack of rainfall has limited agricultural development in the
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