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India as a Source of Outward Foreign Direct Investment

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  • Rabin Hattari
  • Ramkishen Rajan

While India is an increasingly attractive destination for foreign capital, the country is also becoming a significant source of outflows. Many Indian enterprises view outward foreign direct investment (OFDI) as an important dimension of their corporate strategies. This paper presents some data on the magnitude and composition of Indian OFDI. It also discusses the rationale for and empirical determinants of overseas acquisitions by Indian companies. The empirical findings suggest that OFDI from India is not entirely different from that of other countries in that they are motivated by many common factors. There is evidence, however, that Indian OFDI is more market- and resource-seeking than OFDI from most other countries. The paper concludes with a broader discussion of the impact of the global rise of Indian companies on the Indian economy.

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Article provided by Taylor & Francis Journals in its journal Oxford Development Studies.

Volume (Year): 38 (2010)
Issue (Month): 4 ()
Pages: 497-518

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Handle: RePEc:taf:oxdevs:v:38:y:2010:i:4:p:497-518
DOI: 10.1080/13600818.2010.524695
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