Mexico

Students and teacher in a school
It may seem like common sense that if you want to lure better workers, you should pay higher wages. Yet employers and economic theorists alike aren’t sure that’s true, since high pay might attract job applicants who are in it just for the money. So what’s an employer to do? A recent field...
Ulises1, an art satellite
Sergio Autrey spent a decade and a half in Mexico’s satellite business — leading satellite phone company Globalstar de Mexico since 1996, and then SATMEX, Mexico’s leading satellite service provider, from 1998 through 2006. He has witnessed both the highs and the lows of that risky, and often...
children rescued from an embroidery factory
Slavery is not a thing of the past –– and if you eat chocolate, have a cell phone, or wear cotton you may well be contributing to it, says Stanford MBA student Katrina Benjamin. 21,000,000 The estimated number of adults and children who are either forced to work without pay or in jobs they don't...
STANFORD GRADUATE SCHOOL OF BUSINESS—Borders restrict the free flow of people, goods and ideas, confining small nations with relatively fewer resources or markets while benefiting large countries with access to greater pools of capital, ideas, and buyers. Redrawing maps has affected economic...
STANFORD GRADUATE SCHOOL OF BUSINESS—One need look no further than Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan's use of interest rates to manage the stock market and the economy to realize that expectations play a key role in economic well-being. In recent years, economists have learned a great deal...
STANFORD GRADUATE SCHOOL OF BUSINESS —For 44 Stanford Graduate School of Business MBA students, spring break in Mexico included meeting the world's richest man and spending an evening with a treasure hunter sitting on $300 million in gold. But I get ahead of myself. Let's start at the beginning....
STANFORD GRADUATE SCHOOL OF BUSINESS -- What's it like to be the boss of The Most Interesting Man in the World? students asked Jose Antonio Fernandez, chairman and CEO of FEMSA, the largest bottler in Latin America. They were referring to the Dos Equis beer advertising campaign featuring a faux...
Lorenzo Zambrano, who transformed the Mexico-based cement firm CEMEX from a domestic player into a global powerhouse that is now one of the world’s largest suppliers of building materials, has been awarded the Stanford Graduate School of Business Excellence in Leadership Award from the Stanford...