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Influence of Global Business on India

Kshama V. Kaushik and Kaushik Dutta

in India Means Business

Published in print February 2012 | ISBN: 9780198072614
Published online September 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780199081592 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198072614.003.0005
Influence of Global Business on India

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This chapter investigates how global business has influenced the operation of Indian businesses. It discusses the operation of national companies in British India and describes the receptive phase of foreign investment from 1948–67, the restrictive phase from 1968–79, and the liberalization phase from the 1990s onwards. This chapter highlights the trend for Indian companies to acquire foreign companies rather than merely entering into a technical collaboration, and suggests that increased overseas acquisitions can be considered as a response mechanism of Indian firms to forces unleashed by trade liberalization and lifting of most restrictions in the Indian economy. It also provides case studies of ITC Limited, ICI India Limited, HCL Group, Motherson Sumi Systems Limited, and Ranbaxy Laboratories Limited.

Keywords: global business; Indian businesses; national companies; foreign investment; trade liberalization; Indian economy; case studies

Chapter.  16760 words. 

Subjects: Economic History

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