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Severance pay for workers in Mexico Daniel G. Little

In Canada and the United States, it is fairly straightforward to downsize our employee base during a downturn in the economy. Employees have unemployment insurance to cushion the change. But in Mexico, the law protects the worker. read more

Reducing labour cost in a Mexican LLC Daniel G. Little

Why focus on a labour savings in a country where the labour cost is so low? read more

Growing pains: New factory construction in Mexico Daniel G. Little

We had a lot of new business coming in and no room left. It was time to build our second facility in Mexico. After a lengthy negotiation, we purchased a good piece of property on fairly level ground. ... read more

Bad news : Seeking concrete solutions to a cultural attitude Daniel G. Little

I found that the reluctance to communicate bad news was not a trait of our Mexican employees alone, but I did find that it was more prevalent there. read more

A personal experience with union negotiations in Mexico Daniel G. Little

Our manufacturing operation in Mexico was in trouble and we had to make a lot of changes quickly to rescue the business... read more

Marketing To The Hispanic Market - Part 2 Ignacio "Nacho" Hernandez Jr.

Marketing to the Hispanic Market (Part 1 of 2)   By Ignacio "Nacho" Hernandez, Jr. © April 2006 - Ignacio Hernande, Jr. - "Nacho" Hernandez - is founder and CEO of the iHi... read more

Marketing To The Hispanic Market Ignacio "Nacho" Hernandez Jr.

Marketing to the Hispanic Market (Part 1 of 2)   By Ignacio "Nacho" Hernandez, Jr. © April 2006 - Ignacio Hernande, Jr. - "Nacho" Hernandez - is founder and CEO of the iHi... read more

Fraud a la Mexicana Raoul Rodriguez-Walters

In the wake of the tragedy of 11 September, 2001, I was reading as much news as I could get my hands on. I was shocked to read one article that talked about a scam that briefly made the rounds in the U... read more

Personality and Adjustment - The Foreign Executive in Mexico Dr. Marc J. Ehrlich

During the 16 years that I have been living in Mexico, I have worked with many International families. They were in our great city mostly as a result of the husband's work transfer. My contact with the... read more

Mexico - The Social Perspective Dr. Marc J. Ehrlich

Introduction One of the ways to soften personality shock is knowing what to expect from the Mexican. In this chapter special attention will he placed on helping the foreign executive understand the ge... read more

The New Mexican Executive Dr. Marc J. Ehrlich

As a result of the personality inventories I use for my seminars, I have been able to get a glimpse of the modern Mexican professional, both at the executive and managerial levels. This data shows an e... read more

Dealing with the Rising Sun: Mexico eyes a Japanese trade deal Robert Donnelly

A scheduled upcoming visit by Japanese Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi could mark the start of an official round of free-trade talks between Japan and Mexico, a leading Japanese business leader told B... read more

Can you say "RFC"? Raoul Rodriguez-Walters

Late last year (2001) the Mexican Congress decided to get off their behinds and bring about a badly needed tax reform. Not liking what President Fox proposed, they waited until the very last days of of... read more

Adjusting to Mexico: Transitional anxiety - Part 3, an overview Dr. Marc J. Ehrlich

During the time that I have been living in Mexico, I have worked with many international families. They were in Mexico City mostly as a result of the husband's work transfer. The contact with these families, however, usually came as a result of their need for help.

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Adjusting to Mexico: Transitional anxiety and interpersonal effects - Part 2 Dr. Marc J. Ehrlich

Moving to a foreign country makes enormous demands upon our psyche. Not only do we have to deal with the stress of leaving home, we also have to struggle to find the way to live within a country whose culture, society, and language are so different from our own. For some, this double challenge can become overwhelming and lead to a variety of psychological and emotional reactions.

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Adjusting to Mexico: Transitional anxiety and interpersonal effects - Part 1 Dr. Marc J. Ehrlich

As many international families can attest, adjusting to life in Mexico City or other major city in Mexico is a unique challenge. Some families, unfortunately, do not fare too well. In this article, som... read more
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