Title: The merging odyssey of trade, investment and partnership: a linkage model of India and Korea interactions

Authors: Paul C. Hong; Joseph Chacko Chennattuserry; Joseph Varghese Kureethara

Addresses: Department of Information Operations and Technology Management, University of Toledo, Toledo, Ohio, USA ' Department of International Studies and History, Christ University, Bangalore, India ' Department of Mathematics, Christ University, Bangalore, India

Abstract: With the rising presence of India as a global power and Korea as an advanced economy, the collaborative alliance between two nations is of growing research interest. India and Korea are vastly different in terms of demographics, cultural traditions and historical experiences. However, they are unusually compatible for their shared vision and amazingly comparable in their unique positions in the dynamic world that involves strong coordinating linkage mechanisms and constructive influences. This paper aims to examine how India and Korea come to forge strategic alliance both in business relationships and national interests. We briefly review the history of interactions between India and Korea and define a unique model of linkage roles. After discussing network theory of interactions in liberal international order, propositions explain step by step how India and Korea merge to create better future for countless people through trade, investment, and partnerships. Growth stages of global firms for domestic advantage and global competitiveness are presented as well. Managerial implications and future research issues are discussed.

Keywords: merger of skill and will; India; Korea; odyssey; linkage mechanism; world of business.

DOI: 10.1504/IJBEX.2022.124539

International Journal of Business Excellence, 2022 Vol.27 No.3, pp.344 - 359

Received: 31 Aug 2019
Accepted: 27 Dec 2019

Published online: 28 Jul 2022 *

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