Graduating to Globalisation: a study of Southern multinationals

Demirbas, Dilek, Panaik, Ila and Shah, Ajay (2010) Graduating to Globalisation: a study of Southern multinationals. Working Paper. National Institute of Public Finance and Policy, New Delhi, India.

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Abstract

FDI by firms in developing countries is a recent phenomenon and demands a study of relationship between firm productivity and different modes of globalisation activities. This paper attempts to understand this relationship through ordered probit models, examining two key hypotheses using firm level panel data from India. First, we test whether there are characteristic differences between domestic firms, exporting firms and firms engaging with FDI. Second, we test if FDI is an integral part of the evolution of firms in developing countries. Our results suggest that there are strong differences between domestic firms, exporting firms, and firms that invest abroad, especially in their knowledge investment, indicating the presence of a ladder of quality in graduating to globalisation.

Item Type: Report (Working Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: outbound FDI, panel data, India, ordered Probit models
Subjects: N900 Others in Business and Administrative studies
Department: Faculties > Business and Law > Newcastle Business School > Business and Management
Depositing User: Helen Pattison
Date Deposited: 10 Oct 2012 15:21
Last Modified: 10 Aug 2015 11:04
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/9570

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