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The viability of sustained growth by India’s MNEs: India’s dual economy and constraints from location assets

Narula, R. (2015) The viability of sustained growth by India’s MNEs: India’s dual economy and constraints from location assets. Management International Review, 55 (2). pp. 191-205. ISSN 1861-8901

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To link to this item DOI: 10.1007/s11575-015-0243-x

Abstract/Summary

This paper considers the longer-term viability of the internationalization and success of Indian multinational enterprises (MNEs). We apply the ‘dual economy’ concept (Lewis, Manch Sch 22(2):139–191, 1954) to reconcile the contradictions of the typical emerging economy, where a ‘modern’ knowledge-intensive economy exists alongside a ‘traditional’ resource-intensive economy. Each type of economy generates firms with different types of ownership advantages, and hence different types of MNEs and internationalisation patterns. We also highlight the vulnerabilities of a growth-by-acquisitions approach. The potential for Indian MNEs to grow requires an understanding of India’s dual economy and the constraints from the home country’s location advantages, particularly those in its knowledge infrastructure.

Item Type:Article
Refereed:Yes
Divisions:Henley Business School > International Business and Strategy
ID Code:38243
Publisher:Gabler Verlag

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