Journal Article

The Role of Country-of-origin Characteristics for Foreign Direct Investment and Technical Cooperation in Post-reform India


  • Dreher
  • A.
  • Nunnenkamp
  • P.
  • Vadlamannati
  • K.C.
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The decisions of foreign investors on technical cooperation versus equity engagements and on the degree of ownership in FDI projects are likely to depend on their relative bargaining position vis-à-vis the host country. We perform negative binominal regressions by making use of a unique dataset on about 24,500 technical cooperation and FDI projects in India by investors from 45 countries of origin over the 1991-2004 period. We find that relative market size, relative financial market development, relative risk, relative endowment of human capital and previous international experience significantly affect the type of engagement by foreign investors in post-reform India.


JEL Classification
F23, L24

Key Words

  • countries of origin
  • foreign investors
  • India
  • joint ventures
  • technical cooperation