Small and Medium Enterprises in Mexico and the Craft Beer Sector in Baja California: Dynamic Capabilities, Culture, and Innovation

Journal of Evolutionary Studies in Business

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Title Small and Medium Enterprises in Mexico and the Craft Beer Sector in Baja California: Dynamic Capabilities, Culture, and Innovation
 
Creator Almaraz, Araceli
 
Subject Brewery Milieu
Dynamic Capabilities
Innovation
Culture Creativity
Baja California
 
Description This article studies how Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) operating in emerging economies implement adaptative strategies to respond to constant changes in demand and global uncertainties, such as those stemming from the current SARS-COV2 pandemic. In this study the knowledge management capabilities used by SMEs in the craft beer sector in a region of northern Mexico are the focus of analysis. The objective is to present the competitive capabilities that craft beer sector has demonstrated in Baja California region and how small companies compete with the national industrial brewery and survive. Sources are data from a sample of companies and interviews with brewery owners, with which the analysis approaches, also, the Baja California business environment. The article highlights the routes of creativity, innovation, and symbolic capital of the companies in the region, and uses ideas from dynamic capabilities and knowledge management theoretical frameworks, to understand the craft brewery milieu. The conclusions in this article include the confirmation about the usefulness of these analytical frameworks based in the capabilities approach and the territorial knowledge. Also, the description of the existence of a complex Baja Californian milieu, where a multimodal scheme of craft beer characterized by different places of distribution and types of beer container, food-districts, at Mexicali, Tijuana, and Ensenada and a second generation of entrepreneur groups leading local business, is identified.
 
Publisher Universitat de Barcelona
 
Date 2022-01-12
 
Type info:eu-repo/semantics/article
info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion
Review Essays; Historical Inquiry
 
Format application/pdf
 
Identifier http://revistes.ub.edu/index.php/JESB/article/view/32370
10.1344/jesb2022.1.j102
 
Source Journal of Evolutionary Studies in Business; Vol. 7 No 1 (2022): Special Issue. Latin American Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises: A Historical Perspective; 166-203
Journal of Evolutionary Studies in Business; Vol. 7 No. 1 (2022): Special Issue. Latin American Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises: A Historical Perspective; 166-203
2385-7137
 
Language eng
 
Relation http://revistes.ub.edu/index.php/JESB/article/view/32370/36578
 
Rights Copyright (c) 2022 Journal of Evolutionary Studies in Business
https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0
 

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