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Technology Sourcing and Internationalisation of IT firms in India

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  • Narayanan K

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    The paper analyzes the determinants of internationalisation, defined in terms of export intensity and overseas investments, of the IT firms in India. In particular, the paper examines the role of technology sourcing, both internal (in-house R&D) and external (technology imports), in determining inter-firm variation in internationalisation.

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    Paper provided by eSocialSciences in its series Working Papers with number id:1703.

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    Keywords: India; IT; Technology Sourcing; Internationalisation; Export intensity; FDI; Information Technology sourcing; imports; overseas investment; research and development; R&D; developed countries; country; Indian; government; firms;

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