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Indian Companies’ Global Aspirations in East Central Europe

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Abstract

India’s global share in outward foreign direct investment (OFDI) among the developing countries increased from a low level of the 1980s to second only to China after 2010. Not only there has been a spectacular rise in Indian overseas investment activity, but the structure of Indian OFDI has also changed dramatically in the last decades, concentrating more on advanced economies, such as the European Union (EU). The chapter makes a critical assessment of Indian companies’ internationalization experience, by providing an empirical collection about those successful Indian companies that sought to enter the EU. The focus is on East Central Europe because the region combines attributions of both advanced and developing countries and serves as a gateway for Indian investment seeking entrance to the EU.

Keywords

India OFDI Internationalization East Central Europe Technology-seeking investment Global value chains Production system Global contender 

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  1. 1.Institute of World EconomicsCentre for Economic and Regional StudiesBudapestHungary

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