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Overseas Mergers and Acquisitions by Indian Enterprises: Patterns and Motivations

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  • Pradhan, Jaya Prakash
  • Abraham, Vinoj

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This paper examines the patterns and motivations behind the overseas M&As by Indian enterprises. It is found that a large majority of overseas M&As originated within services sector led by software industry and in overwhelming cases were directed towards developed countries of the world economy. The main motivations of Indian firm’s overseas acquisitions have been to access international market, firm-specific intangibles like technology and human skills, benefits from operational synergies, overcome constraints from limited home market growth, and survive in an increasingly competitive business environment. Further it has been found that overseas acquirers in the case of manufacturing sector tends to be large sized and research intensive, while they are older, large sized and export-oriented in the case of software sector.

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Paper provided by University Library of Munich, Germany in its series MPRA Paper with number 17076.

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Date of creation: 23 Jan 2004
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Publication status: Published in Indian Journal of Economics 33.LXXXV(2005): pp. 365-386
Handle: RePEc:pra:mprapa:17076

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  1. Jaya Prakash Pradhan, 2010. "Strategic Asset-Seeking Activities of Emerging Multinationals: Perspectives of Foreign Acquisitions by Indian Pharmaceutical MNEs," Organizations and Markets in Emerging Economies, Faculty of Economics, Vilnius University, vol. 1(2).
  2. Pradhan, Jaya Prakash Pradhan & Singh, Neelam, 2008. "Outward FDI and Knowledge Flows: A Study of the Indian Automotive Sector," MPRA Paper 12325, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  3. Jaya Prakash Pradhan, 2009. "National Innovation System and the Emergence of Indian Information and Software Technology Multinationals," Working Papers id:2159, eSocialSciences.
  4. Pradhan, Jaya Prakash, 2007. "Trends and Patterns of Overseas Acquisitions by Indian Multinationals," MPRA Paper 12404, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  5. Pradhan, Jaya Prakash, 2005. "Outward Foreign Direct Investment from India: Recent Trends and Patterns," MPRA Paper 12358, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  6. Morris, Sebastian & Jain, Palakh, 2013. "Empirical study on inter-country OFDI," MPRA Paper 56194, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  7. Jaya Prakash Pradhan, . "Growth of Indian Multinationals in the World Economy: Implications for Development," Working Papers, Institute for Studies in Industrial Development (ISID) 0704, Institute for Studies in Industrial Development (ISID).
  8. Saikia, Dilip, 2009. "Outward Foreign Direct Investment from India," MPRA Paper 29079, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  9. Pradhan, Jaya Prakash, 2008. "Indian Direct Investment in Developing Countries: Emerging Trends and Development Impacts," MPRA Paper 12323, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  10. Pradhan, Jaya Prakash, 2007. "How Do Indian Multinationals Affect Exports from Home Country?," MPRA Paper 19022, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  11. Varma, Sumati, 2008. "International venturing emerging paradigms - a study of the Indian IT industry," MPRA Paper 14028, University Library of Munich, Germany.

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