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Outward Direct Investment from India


  • Prema-chandra Athukorala



This paper examines emerging patterns and economic implications of Indian foreign direct investment from a historical perspective against the backdrop of the evolving role of developing-country firms (emerging multinational enterprises, EMES) as an important force of economic globalisation. The novelty of the analysis lies in its specific focus on the implications of changes in trade and investment policy regimes and the overall investment climate for internationalisation of domestic companies and the nature of their global operations. The findings cast doubts on the popular perception of the recent surge in outward FDI from India as an unmixed economic blessing, given the remaining distortion in the domestic investment climate

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  • Prema-chandra Athukorala, 2009. "Outward Direct Investment from India," Departmental Working Papers 2009-14, The Australian National University, Arndt-Corden Department of Economics.
  • Handle: RePEc:pas:papers:2009-14

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    1. Chowdhury, Mamta B, 2011. "India’s Outward Foreign Direct Investment: Closed Doors to Open Souk," MPRA Paper 32828, University Library of Munich, Germany.
    2. Valeria Gattai, 2013. "The dragon and the elephant on the way to Italy," ECONOMIA E POLITICA INDUSTRIALE, FrancoAngeli Editore, vol. 2013(4), pages 63-87.
    3. Aizenman, Joshua & Sengupta, Rajeswari, 2011. "The financial trilemma in China and a comparative analysis with India," MPRA Paper 39798, University Library of Munich, Germany, revised 03 Jul 2012.
    4. Mazumdar, Surajit, 2010. "Big Business and Economic Nationalism in India," MPRA Paper 28160, University Library of Munich, Germany.

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    India; FDI; Emerging-Economy MNEs;

    JEL classification:

    • O53 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economywide Country Studies - - - Asia including Middle East
    • F21 - International Economics - - International Factor Movements and International Business - - - International Investment; Long-Term Capital Movements
    • F23 - International Economics - - International Factor Movements and International Business - - - Multinational Firms; International Business

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