The Internationalization of Chinese and Indian Firms: Trends, Motivations and Policy Implications

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  • INSTITUTE:
    UNU-MERIT
    PUBLISHER:
    United Nations University Press
    VOLUME:
    Policy Brief No. 1, 2009
    TITLE:
    The Internationalization of Chinese and Indian Firms: Trends, Motivations and Policy Implications
    AUTHORS:
    by Suma Athreye and Sandeep Kapur
    PUB DATE:
    2009•12•27
    ISSN WEB:
    1814-8026
    ISBN 10:
    978-92-808-3067-5
    COPYRIGHT:
    Licensed under the Creative Commons Deed “Attribution-NonCommercialNoDerivs 2.5”

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    The rapid rise in the overseas investments of Indian and Chinese firms has attracted widespread attention in recent years. To a large extent, the growing internationalization of these emerging economies has been driven by a search for resources, technology and related assets. What are the implications of this for foreign direct investment policy in both the source and the recipient countries? Furthermore, how will the ongoing global financial crisis affect the continued expansion of multinationals from the two countries, which have relied on international markets to fund their investments?