Describes the development of the Mexican economy from 1945 until 1982. Describes the import substitution industrialization strategy pursued in the period after the Second World War. Briefly explained why this is not funded in the late 1960s and then analyzes the change of strategy towards a state-run development bank loans from abroad, which culminated in the debt crisis. A rewritten version of an earlier case.

Describes the development of the Mexican economy from 1945 until 1982. Describes the import substitution industrialization strategy pursued in the period after the Second World War. Briefly explained why this is not funded in the late 1960s and then analyzes the change of strategy towards a state-run development bank loans from abroad, which culminated in the debt crisis. A rewritten version of an earlier case.
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Huw Pill
Source: Harvard Business School
11 pages.
Publication Date: Feb 24, 1997. Prod #: 797 096 PDF-ENG
Mexico (A): From Stabilized Development to Debt Crisis HBR case solution

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