Arès, Mathieu
September 2008
Canadian Foreign Policy (CFP);2008, Vol. 14 Issue 3, p65
Academic Journal
This article summarizes the main studies and statistical data available, and is intended to be an initial attempt at understanding the phenomenon of the internationalization of Canadian firms. Despite the growing number of Canadian companies in Mexico, a study of the situation in Mexico supports the idea that most Canadian assets in Mexico belong to a few large companies. They are involved in sectors such as financial services, transportation equipment, and publishing. The fact that most of these companies are already industry leaders in Canada supports the theory that the national market is saturated and these firms are seeking specific advantages in order to break into new markets. Some Canadian FDI concentration in the service sector also argues for this hypothesis. Consequently, contrary to the idea that is often put forward, for many Canadian firms the attraction of producing goods and services in a duty-free zone is not the main reason for investing in Mexico.


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