Outward Foreign Direct Investment from India

International Business Management, Vol. 6, No. 1, pp. 55–59, 2012

11 Pages Posted: 23 Feb 2011 Last revised: 21 Feb 2017

Date Written: March 1, 2009


India has been continually attracting massive foreign investments since the opening up of its economy with a series of liberalization policies in the early 1990s. This inward FDI plays an important role in the Indian economy as a financier of her BOP. However in recent years, India has been fast emerging as an exporter of large foreign direct investment. An increasing number of Indian firms are resorting to outward investment in order to access new technologies, skills and managerial expertise etc. from the developed countries. This is a bit of an anomaly. What explains this boom in FDI from India? What have been the motivations to invest abroad? What could be its economic implications? These are the questions that generally come into mind. A large number of strategic factors and motivations along with a series of policies liberalization and financial deregulation those are undertaken since the early 1990s are supposed to be the driving forces for this outflow of FDI from India. The present article tries to address some of these issues.

Keywords: Outward Foreign Direct Investment, India

Suggested Citation

Saikia, Dilip, Outward Foreign Direct Investment from India (March 1, 2009). International Business Management, Vol. 6, No. 1, pp. 55–59, 2012, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1766262 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1766262

Dilip Saikia (Contact Author)

Darrang College ( email )

Department of Commerce
Tezpur, Assam 784001

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