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Essays on the eclectic paradigm and foreign direct investment into India

  • Since the 2000s, India has emerged as one of the top recipients of foreign direct investment (FDI) amongst the emerging markets. Yet, the international business (IB) literature on FDI flows into India is still nascent. Recent developments have not been adequately covered and a coherent theoretical framework guiding a contextualized discussion is rarely utilized. This three paper dissertation seeks to explore the idiosyncrasies of post-millennial India and how they connect to the current motivation of foreign multinational enterprises (MNEs) to invest into the Indian market. While the research is theory-driven, the empirical findings provide a new perspective to the IB debate by helping to better understand the sensitivity of FDI decisions to various phenomena in India’s economic, institutional and social fabric in the 2000s. Both the recent diversification within knowledge-intensive industries and the various pro-market reforms that are increasingly bearing fruits have created new opportunities for foreign MNEs – especially for those targeting India’s tertiary sector and its large specialized talent base.

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Document Type:Doctoral Thesis
Author:Chris Wagner
Referee:Tobias Dauth, Sushil Khanna
Chairs and Professorships:Chair of International Management
Full text/ URN:urn:nbn:de:bsz:14-qucosa2-738751
Place of publication:Leipzig
Year of Completion:2020
Page Number:III, 110
Date of final exam:2020/05/29
Tag:Eclectic paradigm; Foreign direct investment; India; Investment motive theory; Multinational enterprise
Wagner, Chris: Deducing a state-of-the-art presentation of the Eclectic Paradigm from four decades of development: a systematic literature review. Wagner, Chris ; Delios, A.: The determinants if inward FDI in India in the 2000s. Wagner, Chris ; Dauth, T.: The impact of Indias social development on FDI inflows.
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