Multinational investment, since the beginning, has primarily been a phenomenon of the developed countries. Until about 2000, the geographical composition of multinational activity was highly concentrated in terms of both the recipient as well as the donor countries. However, with the turn of the century, developing countries started improving their shares both in inflows and in outflows of multinational investment. The book provides a comprehensive examination and analysis of multinational investment from emerging Asian countries with emphasis on Indian multinationals, and derives policy implications with respect to home country measures for developing countries. Existing theories of multinational investment are looked at, and the book manages to highlight what cannot be explained by the existing theories with respect to multinational investment from developing countries. It goes on to identify determinants of multinational investment from Asian developing countries, and the author presents an analysis of Indian multinationals in order to bring out distinctive characteristics and strategies of Asian multinationals.
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd