This special edition of Business History explores recent scholarship on the development of Indian business through the Twentieth century. In particular the authors examine the development of Indian business within its wider global context. Indian business was not immune to influences from the wider world but instead developed within existing networks of trade, foreign direct investment and transfer of managerial knowledge and know-how. A pre-existing body of literature has established the history of this global interconnectedness for the Indian economy in the18th and 19th centuries. The contributors’ papers identify how these relationships and networks were adapted and developed in the era of pre- and post-colonial development and, latterly, liberalisation at the end of the century.
- Foreign Direct Investment
- Knowledge Transfer