The Changing Relationship between PEMEX and IMP (Mexican Institute of Petroleum): the Experience of Technological Innovation of Catalysts
Article from: OGEL 3 (2004), in Energy, Institutional Reforms and Development in Latin America
An institutional variation that took place at the end of the 1990s has restructured the framework of the relationships between the Federal Government, the Instituto Mexicano del Petróleo (IMP) and Petróleos Mexicanos (PEMEX). It brought about a change in the way research activities and inventive capacity were carried out, as well as the commercialisation of catalyst innovations. The context of this transformation is the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). The aim of this paper is to analyse how the changing institutional factors of the link between IMP and Federal ...