Response to Change and Organizational Culture, Case Study in the Mexican Maquiladora

  • Karina Cecilia Arredondo-SotoEmail author
  • Teresa Carrillo-Gutiérrez
  • Guadalupe Hernández-Escobedo
  • Elizabeth Romero-Samaniego
  • Gustavo López-Badilla
  • Aide Aracely Maldonado-Macías
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 793)


The organizational culture has been studied in the literature as one of the characteristics that affect the performance of any company. Nevertheless, there is a lack of research to model and study the relationship between the organizational culture, the attitude towards change and the performance of the company. The purpose of this article is to analyze the relationships between resistance to change and organizational culture; taking as a case study the MMI specifically from the city of Tijuana. To carry out the research, the following dimensions were considered: power relations, control of uncertainty, organizational design and general orientation. A qualitative approach was implemented, using semi-structured interviews for forty participants with a high-level education.


Power relations Organizational design Mexican Maquiladora Industry 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Karina Cecilia Arredondo-Soto
    • 1
    Email author
  • Teresa Carrillo-Gutiérrez
    • 1
  • Guadalupe Hernández-Escobedo
    • 2
  • Elizabeth Romero-Samaniego
    • 3
  • Gustavo López-Badilla
    • 4
  • Aide Aracely Maldonado-Macías
    • 5
  1. 1.Universidad Autónoma de Baja CaliforniaTijuanaMexico
  2. 2.Instituto Tecnológico de TijuanaTijuanaMexico
  3. 3.Instituto Tecnológico de Ensenada Boulevard TecnológicoEnsenadaMexico
  4. 4.Instituto Tecnológico de MexicaliMexicaliMexico
  5. 5.Universidad Autónoma de Ciudad JuárezCiudad JuárezMexico

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