These 3 Indian case studies illustrate in particular the influence of industry specific regulation and the nature of competition on foreign direct investment entry strategies. The case of Baccardi-Martini illustrates the relationship between the regulatory environment and its disparity across states with the strategic decisions taken at corporate level. The packaging case, which is reported anonymously, illustrates a staged acquisition of a private business previously owned by a domestic conglomerate, and acquired by a global player in the specific industry. The ABN Amro case illustrates the expansion of a foreign-owned bank during the stepwise liberalisation of the financial services industry, among other strategies by acquisition of the retail operation of another foreign investment bank.
Gokarn, S.; Tandon, A.; Beena, P.L. Indian Case Studies. (2004)