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The Influence of Interorganizational Trust, Individualism and Collectivism, and Superordinate Goal of JIT/TQM on Interorganizational Cooperation: An Exploratory Analysis of Institutions in Mexico

Description: Since their introduction to the United States from Japan in the 1980s, inter-organizational cooperation practices between buyers and suppliers have provided lower costs, shorter development and production cycles, and higher levels of quality and productivity. Many studies of interorganizational cooperation have relied on transaction cost economicsframeworks,which ignore cultural differences. Few studies have analyzed inter-organizational cooperation in Mexico, a less-developed country (LDC) with a cultural and industrial environment differentfromthe U.S. This study is concerned with the influence of interorganizational trust, individualism and collectivism (indcol), and the superordinate goal ofjust-in-time/total quality management (JIT/TQM) on inter-organizational cooperation.
Date: December 1998
Creator: Glaser-Segura, Daniel A. (Daniel Armand)
Partner: UNT Libraries

Hojas Volantes: José Guadalupe Posada, the Corrido, and the Mexican Revolution

Description: This thesis examines the imagery of Jose Guadalupe Posada in the context of the Mexican Revolution with particular reference to the corrido as a major manifestation of Mexican culture. Particular emphasis is given to three corridos: "La Cucaracha," "La Valentina," and "La Adelita." An investigation of Posada's background, style, and technique places him in the tradition of Mexican art. Using examples of works by Posada which illustrate Mexico's history, culture, and politics, this thesis puts Posada into the climate of the Porfiriato and Revolutionary Mexico. After a brief introduction to the corrido, a stylistic analysis of each image, research into the background of the song and subject matter, and comments on the music draw together the concepts of image, music, and text.
Date: August 1996
Creator: Mock, Melody
Partner: UNT Libraries

[White Buildings]

Description: Photograph of three adjoining white buildings in Mexico. The buildings are visible in the center of the frame. Each building has an open arched passageway in the front of the building. Some trees intersect the buildings in the foreground. Behind the white buildings, other complexes are visible amongst the surrounding greenery.
Date: unknown
Creator: Gough, Ray
Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design

[Seaside Pool]

Description: Photograph of a pool by the sea in Mexico. Part of the pool and pool deck are visible in the bottom foreground. Many people are scattered around and in the pool. Behind the pool, the sea and rocky shoreline are visible. An island is situated in the left background.
Date: unknown
Creator: Gough, Ray
Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design

[Mexican House]

Description: Photograph of a house in Mexico. The house is situated in the center foreground amidst dense plant life. There is a pool on the left side of the house. Beyond the house, the sea and distant shore are visible in the background.
Date: unknown
Creator: Gough, Ray
Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design

[House on Cliff]

Description: Photograph of a house overlooking the ocean in Mexico. The house sits in the left foreground atop a rocky cliff. The water fills the middle ground beyond the cliff. A boat is visible in the water. In the background, the opposing shore is visible.
Date: unknown
Creator: Gough, Ray
Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design

[Construction Site]

Description: Photograph of a construction site in Mexico. The building site sits in the center of the frame. On the left side of the site, a row of deck chairs are visible. Other buildings and trees are visible behind the building site. The front of the building is still open and workers are visible on each floor.
Date: unknown
Creator: Gough, Ray
Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design

[Beach Scene]

Description: Photograph of a beach scene in Mexico. Two palm trees are visible on the beach in the foreground. In the background, mountains are visible on the other shore across the water.
Date: unknown
Creator: Gough, Ray
Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design

[Patio}

Description: Photograph of a patio in Mexico. Numerous plants and items of furniture are spread across the patio. The patio is paved with tiles and lined with brick planters. A man is visible in the right middle ground of the photograph. The surrounding landscape is visible in the background.
Date: unknown
Creator: Gough, Ray
Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design

[Couple at the Beach]

Description: Photograph of a couple at the beach in Mexico. The couple is visible in the foreground on a hammock holding glass bottles. Other hammocks are visible behind the couple. The beach is visible in the background.
Date: unknown
Creator: Gough, Ray
Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design

[Plant Detail]

Description: Photograph of a plant in Mexico. The photograph focuses on the detail of the plant structure. The plant fills the entire image frame.
Date: unknown
Creator: Gough, Ray
Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design

[Construction Site]

Description: Photograph of a construction site in Mexico. A partially built house sits on a street next to a white finished house in the foreground. Two shirtless workers are visible at the site.
Date: unknown
Creator: Gough, Ray
Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design

[Leaves]

Description: Photograph of large green leaves in Mexico. The leaves and stems are visible in the foreground with a gray background.
Date: unknown
Creator: Gough, Ray
Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design

[Beach Chairs]

Description: Photograph of a beach in Mexico. A row of giant straw umbrellas and wooden beach chairs line the beach in the foreground. The water is visible in the background next to the rocky shoreline.
Date: unknown
Creator: Gough, Ray
Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design

[Thatched Roof]

Description: Photograph of a thatched roof in Mexico. The corner of the roof is visible in the top foreground. A wooden canopy is visible on the left side next to the roof line. Trees are visible in the background.
Date: unknown
Creator: Gough, Ray
Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design

Analysis of Micro Enterprise Clusters in Developing Countries: A Case Study of Toluca, Mexico.

Description: Businesses cluster to achieve agglomeration benefits. However, research in developing countries suggests that the economic environment limits small business’ propensity to benefit from agglomerations. The study examines the location, networking patterns, formal structures and owner characteristics of 1256 micro businesses from ten industries and thirteen sample areas in Toluca, Mexico. First, the thesis analyses whether clustering has a positive impact on the success rates of the surveyed enterprises, e.g. higher sales per employee. On an industry scale only Retail benefits from agglomerations economies. However, results of the neighborhood data show that specific areas benefit from urbanization economies. Overall, the study finds that businesses located within agglomerations, have higher levels of formalization, networking and professional training, hence constituting a more sophisticated base for economic development. Conclusions can be drawn for development policies and programs, arguing for a more differentiated approach of small business development depending on business location and cluster characteristics.
Date: August 2011
Creator: Drauschke, Kristin
Partner: UNT Libraries

[Bamboo Window]

Description: Photograph of a building section in Mexico. The window is covered with a line of bamboo. Above the window, a straw overhang is partially visible. More structural supports are visible to the left of the window.
Date: unknown
Creator: Gough, Ray
Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design

[Mexican House]

Description: Photograph a house in Mexico. A doorway is visible in the foreground. Through the doorway, an entrance way and chair are visible. The tile roof and bell are visible in the top of the frame.
Date: unknown
Creator: Gough, Ray
Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design