Brownsco Case Study

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INDUSTRIAL CLUSTERING LEADERSHIP IN BROWNSVILLE, TEXAS AND MATAMOROS, MEXICO BY LEWIS CARRIER UNIVERSITY OF PHOENIX, PHOENIX AZ, USA & IFY DIALA UNIVERSITY OF PHOENIX, PHOENIX AZ, USA Abstract The purpose of this case study was to understand the leadership forms and values that could affect organizational practices of an industrial cluster in the Brownsville/Matamoros region. A sample of 30 leaders from manufacturing companies in Brownsville, Texas, and Matamoras, Mexico participated in interviews and surveys. The analysis of the interview and survey data generated 12 major themes that emerged regarding the leadership forms, values, and cross-cultural challenges pertinent…show more content…
Leadership concepts are important in this study because, the success of any industrial cluster is dependent on the leadership that was developed specifically for the members of this cluster.The goals of this study included highlighting discoveries that contribute to understanding the leadership climate and challenges that affect the development and structure of an industrial cluster among the existing companies located in Brownsville, Texas, and Matamoras, Mexico. This qualitative study helps to fill a gap in the body of research left by previous attempts to study leadership concepts and the socio-economic complexities of industrial clusters. The process of research included a review of trends derived from peer-reviewed literature, personal interviews of experiences of the participants, and the use of a survey facilitating the methodological triangulation process that was integral to rigorous case study research (Yin, 2012). The creation of new manufacturing jobs from industrial clusters in Brownsville, Texas, and Matamoros, Mexico, might help to improve the economic conditions of this area. Raising a country’s standard of living was dependent on the capacities of firms to achieve high levels of productivities by increasing productivities over time. Manufacturers face…show more content…
Industrial clusters develop from companies located in close proximity to each other; these companies work together to create productive and innovative environments to promote the growth, success, and productivity of existing members and create new approaches to strategic leadership and social responsibility (White, 2011). Cluster members share a common interest, mutually benefit each other, and are bound together solely by their economic

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