The Rise of Indian Multinationals: Perspectives on Indian Outward Foreign Direct Investment

Hardcover | November 15, 2010

EditorKarl P. Sauvant, Jaya Prakash Pradhan, Ayesha Chatterjee

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The surge in outward foreign direct investment (FDI) by Indian firms in the past ten to fifteen years raises a host of interesting questions. This edited volume is a valuable resource for all scholars interested in India’s emerging multinational enterprises.  The contributors explore the rapid growth of Indian multinationals and provide valuable insights into the patterns and trends of their outward investments and the factors that led to their emergence in the global FDI market. They also look at their continuously evolving strategies the in global economy and what the outcome has been for their host country in trade, technology, and employment.

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The surge in outward foreign direct investment (FDI) by Indian firms in the past ten to fifteen years raises a host of interesting questions. This edited volume is a valuable resource for all scholars interested in India’s emerging multinational enterprises.  The contributors explore the rapid growth of Indian multinationals and provid...

Karl P. Sauvant is the founding Executive Director of the Vale Columbia Center on Sustainable International Investment and Senior Research Scholar and Lecturer in Law at Columbia Law School. Jaya Prakash Pradhan is Associate Professor at Sardar Patel Institute of Economic & Social Research (SPIESR), Ahmedabad.
Format:HardcoverDimensions:312 pages, 9.58 × 6.27 × 0.82 inPublished:November 15, 2010Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:023010844X

ISBN - 13:9780230108448

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Table of Contents

Preface  * Foreword * Introduction: The Rise of Indian Multinational Enterprises--Jaya Prakash Pradhan and Karl P. Sauvant * In Search of the “Indianness” of Indian Multinational Enterprises--Michael W. Hansen * Political Factors Behind the Rise of Indian Multinational Enterprises--Jørgen Dige Pedersen * When a Great Industry Globalizes: Indian Conglomerates Pioneering New Trends in Industrial Globalization--Joël Ruet * Indian Multinational Enterprises in the Automotive and Pharmaceutical Industries--Giovanni Balcet and Silvia Bruschieri * Outward Investment by Indian Pharmaceutical and Software Multinational Enterprises--Vinish Kathuria * Indian Companies Investing in the United States--Nandita Dasgupta * The Emergence of Indian Multinational Enterprises: an Empirical Study of the Motives, Current Status, and Trends of Indian Investment in Germany--Rajnish Tiwari and Cornelius Herstatt * The Surge in Indian Outbound Foreign Direct Investment to Africa--Parthapratim Pal

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"Nine papers analyze the rise of Indian outward foreign direct investment (OFDI)." - Journal of Economic Literature "India is growing a set of world class multinationals. These range from Tata's ownership of Jaguar to nimble entrepreneurial firms in high tech and knowledge based businesses. This book is an eye opener to those who still think that globalization is driven solely by Western multinationals: in fact emerging economies like India are now full partners in world economic development." - Alan M Rugman, Henley Business School, University of Reading "This remarkable collections essays by some of the sharpest analysts in the field sheds new light on the emergence of Indian multinational enterprises, a phenomenon of growing relevance for both global business and international political economy." - Mr. AndreaGoldstein, Deputy Director, Heiligendamm L'Aquila Process Support Unit, OECD, France. "The Rise of Indian Multinationals provides a sharp analysis of trend and issues pertaining to Indian MNEs. The contributors explore the rapid growth of Indian MNEs and provide different perspectives in terms of patterns and factors that led to their increasing presence in global economy. Some of the chapters throw light on the some of the interesting issues that have come up pertaining to the surge in outward FDI from India particularly during 2000s." - Reserve Bank of India Occasional Papers "These two edited volumes (Foreign Direct Investments from Emerging Markets and The Rise of Indian Multinationals) represent a timely addition to the growing collection of books on emerging market Multinational Companies (EMNEs). The two volumes add to this literature in several important ways. Perhaps most noteworthy of which is by explicitly tackling what is probably the major challenge in discussion of EMNEs, namely what is different about them theoretically. Several contributors these volumes address this question head on." - Journal of International Business "Overall, this is a marvellous book that succinctly connects the evidence with the arguments to demonstrate the huge leap in Indian OFDI, as well as, provides concrete evidence of a shift in the focus of Indian MNEs to technology-related activities since the 1990s." - Institutions and Economics