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Financial crisis of 2008 and outward foreign investments from China and India

Athreye, Suma and Saeed, Abubakr and Baloch, Muhammad Saad (2021) 'Financial crisis of 2008 and outward foreign investments from China and India.' Journal of World Business, 56 (3). p. 101190. ISSN 1090-9516

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We show that outward investment by Chinese firms with resource and asset seeking motives and Indian firms with market-seeking motives diverged after the financial crisis of 2008, due to different motives and the underlying financing structure of their outward investments. Indian firms faced export market contraction externally and cut back on outward investments as sales revenues shrank. In contrast, Chinese firms that relied on debt finance to seek out international assets expanded investment as investment targets became cheaper and the reliance on leverage inured Chinese firms to the fluctuations of stock markets and other financial implications of the crisis.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Financial crisis; Outward foreign investment; Emerging economies; Financial constraints; Motives for FDI
Divisions: Faculty of Social Sciences
Faculty of Social Sciences > Essex Business School
SWORD Depositor: Elements
Depositing User: Elements
Date Deposited: 30 Mar 2021 09:53
Last Modified: 06 Jan 2022 14:21

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