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1st Supervisor: Dr Eleni Lioliou
2nd Supervisor: Dr Martha Prevezer
"FDI Approaches of Indian Born Global firms in the Presence of Political Barriers"
Born global firms are young companies that establish international operations either at or shortly after their inception. This process is different from the internationalization methods observed in traditional firms, which typically begin foreign operations in stages after accumulating experience and resources in the domestic market for some years. The born global phenomenon was first noticed in the early 90s, present across industries and geographies, and is notable for the economic benefits it provides to its home countries. However, it has received little academic attention, most of which is concentrated in developed economies.
My research intends to study the born global firms in India, particularly those that choose to internationalize abroad through foreign direct investment (FDI). The focus of the research would be on the strategies implemented by these firms in the presence of political barriers, given that born global firms have few resources and limited experience and therefore, are more vulnerable to risk and failure.