Outward FDI and Knowledge Flows: A Study of the Indian Automotive Sector

Pradhan, Jaya Prakash and Singh, Neelam (2009) Outward FDI and Knowledge Flows: A Study of the Indian Automotive Sector. Institutions and Economies, 1 (1). pp. 156-187.

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In recent years developing countries have emerged as significant participants in the OFDI (outward foreign direct investment), seeking strategic assets. Such asset exploiting-cum-augmenting OFDI involves potential two-way cross-border knowledge flows. This study examines several dimensions of OFDI in the Indian automotive industry - currently internationalizing rapidly in terms of OFDI. This study undertakes a quantitative analysis of the influence of OFDI activities on the in-house (domestic) R&D performance of the Indian automotive firms during 1988- 2008, and finds expected favourable impact on the R&D intensity. The study concludes with suggestions to promote OFDI, particularly the strategic asset enhancing OFDI.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: OFDI, knowledge flows, strategic asset-seeking FDI, R&D, automotives
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HC Economic History and Conditions
Date Deposited: 31 Jul 2013 03:03
Last Modified: 31 Jul 2013 03:03
URI: http://repository.um.edu.my/id/eprint/1239

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