The role of human capital and learning in Mexican microenterprises: The experience of the state of Baja California

  • Martín Ramírez Urquidi
    Universidad Autónoma de Baja California
  • Michelle Texis Flores
    Universidad Autónoma de Baja California
  • José Gabriel Aguilar Barceló
    Universidad Autónoma de Baja California
Keywords: Microenterprise, human capital, learning, entrepeneurship, employment


This work aims at understanding the structure of human capital and learning in low value added microenterprises of Baja California and to determine the role of such factors in microenterprise performance, in order to establish a diagnosis on their contribution and get some public policy implications for the sector. The results confirm the importance of human capital on the performance of these businesses, since there is a relationship between human capital and performance as measured in different ways. The results also account for the heterogeneity in the distribution of microenterprise human capital among locations, sectors, types of business and sex.


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Martín Ramírez Urquidi
Director de la Facultad de Economía y Relaciones Internacionales, Universidad Autónoma de Baja California.
Michelle Texis Flores
Profesor-investigador de la Facultad de Economía y Relaciones Internacionales, Universidad Autónoma de Baja California.
José Gabriel Aguilar Barceló
Profesor-investigador de la Facultad de Economía y Relaciones Internacionales, Universidad Autónoma de Baja California.