Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Technical staffing and the border zone: The complexities of skilled labor shortages in Mexican industry
by Dryer, Richard Eugene, D.B.A., University of Phoenix, 2008, 275; 3338360
Abstract (Summary)

This study examined the skilled labor shortage in electronic manufacturing organizations in Reynosa, Mexico. A qualitative, phenomenological research design using the modified van Kaam method was applied to capture the perceptions and lived experiences of 20 engineers and managers across five electronic manufacturing organizations. Transcribed, open ended interviews were analyzed using NVivo 7 software. The study identified that skill set deficiencies at the elemental level are the cause of the skilled labor shortage. It is recommended that elemental capacity building strategies be employed to reduce or eliminate the current skilled labor shortage and thus increase the overall effectiveness of the organizations.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Flanagan, April
School: University of Phoenix
School Location: United States -- Arizona
Source: DAI-A 69/11, Dissertation Abstracts International
Subjects: Management, Vocational education, Operations research
Keywords: Labor cost, Labor shortage, Manufacturing, Maquiladora, Mexico, Skilled labor, Skilled labor availability, Technical staffing
Publication Number: 3338360
ISBN: 978-0-549-92632-0
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