The Rise of Indian Multinationals

Edited by Karl P. Sauvant and Jaya Prakash Pradhan, with Ayesha Chatterjee and Brian Harley (New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2010).

RiseHitherto inward-looking, Indian firms have evolved into global players over the past decade. The effects of their expanding overseas greenfield investments and acquisitions are being felt across all regions and sectors of the global market, from knowledge-based industries such as information technology, pharmaceuticals, chemicals, and automobiles to the oil and natural gas industries. Yet little is known about these emerging multinationals, their characteristics and competitive strategies, or the implications of their emergence for host countries, both developed and developing.

The studies in this volume provide new perspectives on the rise of Indian multinationals, capturing the evolutionary dimensions of their emergence and presenting analyses of their outward foreign direct investments. The Vale Columbia Center on Sustainable International Investment and the Institute for Studies in Industrial Development have brought together leading experts to shed light on this major development. The contributors provide current perspectives from different countries and disciplines such as economics, political science, management, and policy practice to illuminate the characteristics and strategies of emerging Indian multinationals and their impact on world markets.

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