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India's Global Powerhouses: How They Are Taking on the World

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When the Indian auto manufacturer Tata Motors bought the iconic Jaguar and Land Rover brands - complementing the Nano, its own innovative $2,500 car - it opened up a new chapter in India's economic story. In the coming years, such Indian multinationals as Bharat Forge, Hindalco, Infosys, Mahindra, and Suzlon will increasingly be making acquisitions and building their brand ...more
Hardcover, 250 pages
Published March 3rd 2009 by Harvard Business Review Press
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Sujata Sahni
India Inc. on Global Acquisition Spree : As late as 2001, Indian outward investment was less than $1 billion. Instead, India, like all developing countries, was actively courting foreign investment into the country. By 2006, India had reached the tipping point. For the first time, Indian outward investment of $10 billion had outstripped foreign investment into India. At one point in time it was unimaginable that any Indian Company would pull off a multi-billion dollar acquisition of a company in ...more
Iván
Feb 17, 2019 rated it liked it
Muy interesante libro sobre algunas de las grandes empresas de India y su internacionalización. Se habla de empresas como Tata, Infosys o Mahindra.
Suraj
Oct 28, 2017 rated it really liked it
"India's Global Powerhouses" is a well research analysis of India's top business firms. Author Nirmalya Kumar takes us on expedition of exploring the genesis of India's business houses, their struggle during infancy period and endeavored on reaching the top and then to venture out on GLOBAL scale.

Like any developing country, Indian businesses faced their share of obstacles and hurdles too! These obstacles varies from lack of infrastructure suitable environment for businesses to thrive, to unskil
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Govind Rathi
Jun 16, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This book has had the greatest impact any book has had on my life.
Marks54
Sep 08, 2011 rated it liked it
This is a trade book out of HBS press that provides an overall profile of the major multinational corporations and business groups coming out of India at present. The accounts are highly informative for those lacking familiarity with these businesses. The author is an academic who has lots of Indian hands-on experience as a consultant and board member, so he gets good access although perhaps at the price of dulling his critical sense a bit. The range of firms covered is good and includes a varie ...more
Himanshu
Nirmalay Kumar has done a wonderful service to the Indian Business Scenario by projecting some of the Top Indian MNCs (Made or in the process of making) on the Global Arena. Infy, Tata, Bharat Forge, Hindalco. M&M, Suzlon. It is a very systematic study that entails the journey from Strategic Ambition to Strategic Positioning of Indian Business leaders. The book also highlights the inherent strengths of the Indian Companies. I often regreted the serious ommision of Indian Company's case studi ...more
Rishi Josan
Feb 17, 2012 rated it liked it
Interesting read. Nirmalya Kumar gives a decent background on some well known India companies. But What irks me is the lack of any in depth analyses as to why these firms have done so well. But overall it's a good read to gain an insight into the Indian business scene, especially before the B-School Interviews ;)
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