Cuadernos de Administración
Print version ISSN 0120-3592
MOLINA SANCHEZ, Rubén. The incidence of essential competences and the owner-director on strong growth of a manufacturing SMEs in San Luis Potosí, Mexico. Cuad. Adm. [online]. 2009, vol.22, n.38, pp. 121-144. ISSN 0120-3592.
This article is intended to analyse a group of manufacturing SMEs in San Luis Potosí, Mexico, in order to explain the characteristics which bring about their high level of growth. The research model sponsored by OECD context was therefore adapted to the local context, including the specific use of qualitative methods, well-founded theory and the use of software to analyse information given by interviewees. Categories of perception of innovation, control of information, essential competences and dynamics of the owner-director structure -which contain properties and dimensions that explain the growth of the SMEs studied and are compatible with the theory of business growth and recent resources-and-capabilities theory- were identified.
Keywords : Essential competencies; control of information; capital; technology and innovation.