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International Journal of Comparative Management

International Journal of Comparative Management (IJCM)

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  • Indian overseas direct investment in services sector: a study on emerging trends and patterns   Order a copy of this article
    by Sivalingam Veeramani, Anam 
    Abstract: This paper is an analytical study of the recent trends and patterns of Outward Foreign Direct Investment (OFDI) from India focusing on the services sector. The study uses firm-level OFDI data from the Reserve Bank of India from 2008 to 2018 to analyse Indian services OFDI growth, composition, destination, mode of entry and ownership participation. We have found a rapid growth in services OFDI from India, majorly driven by investments in financial and business services. It is found highest in Singapore, Netherland and Mauritius with an increasing share in other diverse markets such as the UAE and Switzerland. Wholly owned subsidiaries are the most preferred choice for expansion in overseas markets. However, mergers and acquisitions (M&A) have also emerged as an attractive choice for Indian services firms to strategically expand their businesses globally. The paper also highlights key M&As held abroad by Indian services firms in recent years.
    Keywords: OFDI; outward foreign direct investment; merger and acquisition; services; India.
    DOI: 10.1504/IJCM.2021.10039628
  • The changing pattern of export advantage between USA and China from 1992 to 2018: analysis of comparative advantage in the machinery and transportation equipment sector   Order a copy of this article
    by Anamika Datta, Kumer Pial Das 
    Abstract: Trade liberalisation and technological progress have changed the pattern of export competitiveness of USA and China. A comprehensive analysis of comparative advantage of these countries over a long time reveals their competitive positions in global business. The main objective is to compare the export comparative advantage of the machinery and transportation equipment sector of USA and China from 1992 to 2018 using the Normalised Revealed Comparative Advantage index on one and two-digit Standard International Trade Classification code. It also identifies the changes in export destination of USA and China for these products. Results show that China has higher comparative advantage than USA in office machinery and automatic data-processing machines, electrical machinery, general industrial machinery and equipment. China is diversifying export destinations to developed nations who were USAs major export partners. This study will enable concerned stakeholders to identify the potentiality of product sub-categories for each country and invest resources accordingly.
    Keywords: comparative advantage; normalised revealed comparative advantage; export value; export advantage issue; standard international trade classification; USA; China; export competitive advantage; export destination.
    DOI: 10.1504/IJCM.2021.10042189