Is the evolution of India’s Outward FDI consistent with Dunning’s Investment Development Path sequence?

Edmund Amann, Swati Virmani

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Abstract

This paper examines whether India’s Outward Foreign Direct Investment (OFDI) pattern isconsistent with Dunning’s Investment Development Path (IDP) sequence using macro data overthe period 1980-2010. We test whether the level of development - proxied by GDP per capita - isthe main factor explaining OFDI, and augment the IDP by studying other major determinantssuch as Exports, Inward FDI (IFDI), Human Capital, and R&D using the Cointegration andError Correction Model techniques. Our results support the main proposition of the IDP, butalso highlight the importance of other factors. We also find that OFDI Granger-causes R&D,suggesting a possibility of reverse technology spillover.
Original languageEnglish
PublisherUniversity of Central Lancashire
Pages1-39
Number of pages39
Publication statusPublished - 2015
Externally publishedYes

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Amann, E., & Virmani, S. (2015). Is the evolution of India’s Outward FDI consistent with Dunning’s Investment Development Path sequence? (pp. 1-39). University of Central Lancashire.