Mercados internos de trabajo en los grupos económicos de México. Un estudio de caso
Internal labour markets within business groups in México. A case study

Rubén Chavarín, Gerardo Ríos-Almodóvar
2017 Revista de Economía Laboral  
This study documents the use of an internal labor market within the commercial chain store Oxxo, as a part of a business group called FEMSA, which is one of the largest and oldest business groups in Mexico, having operations in other ten Latin American countries. This internal labor market satisfies the next conditions: a) encourages business group own employees' promotion and mobility, including personnel transfers along the business network, becoming a quasi-internal labor market; b) contains
more » ... organizations created by the business group to develop human capital, including old-time experiences; and c) shows certain evidence on differences in employees' wages, compared with those of other similar labor options. On the other hand, this case study also shows evidence on the articulation of several labor market structures within FEMSA, where the quasi-internal labor market is combined with personnel subcontracting and participation of independent workers. This pattern reveals the complexity of labor structures used by contemporary firms.
doi:10.21114/rel.2017.01.03 fatcat:faxtxh4ehfc57kzrdeaepa2qtq