Raveendra Chittoor

Raveendra Chittoor

Professor Raveendra Chittoor is Associate Professor of Strategy and International Business & Canada Research Chair in Global Economy, Peter B. Gustavson School of Business, University of Victoria, Canada.

Is India’s CSR Law Having the Desired Impact?

ISBInsight: Professor Ramachandran, could you set the context for us for CSR in India?  Kavil Ramachandran: In the last few decades, Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) has become an integral part of the public discourse with academicians, practitioners, policy-makers and media laying stress on equitable outcomes through business-society interactions. This is also contextual because there is a greater concern about sustainability of all kinds across the …

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Standalone Family Firms Lead on Gender Parity

Two Minute Read Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau declared at the 2018 World Economic Forum at Davos, that “time’s up” for gender inequality.1 His remark has bearings for the global community. At 130 out of 160 countries, India has one of the worst Gender Inequality Index ranks for a large emerging economy, according to the United Nations Development Programme report. 2 It …

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Internationalisation Strategies of Indian Companies

It has been nearly a decade since I started researching on the internationalisation strategies of Indian companies. This short article is aimed at capturing the key findings/insights from my papers and research that I felt could be useful to a wider audience. My research associate Sruthi Y was of great help in this effort.  The past decade-and-a-half marked the rapid emergence …

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India’s Largest Transnational Corporations

The Indian School of Business has released the 2014 ranking of India’s largest transnational corporations based on the Transnationality Index (TNI). Professor Raveendra Chittoor and Bibhu Prasad Kar present the results providing new insights into the nature of internationalisation of the companies.  The Indian School of Business (ISB) conducts an annual survey, based on which it comes out with a list …

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Ranking India’s Transnational Companies

Professor Raveendra Chittoor and Deepak Jena present the results of a 2013 ranking survey of India’s most internationalised companies based on the Transnationality Index (TNI), conducted jointly by the ISB and Fundação Dom Cabral (FDC), Brazil. This year’s expanded list of top Indian transnational corporations (TNCs) provides new and valuable insights into the geographic spread and drivers of internationalisation. The past …

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Understanding the Overseas Acquisitions of Indian Transnational Corporations

What are the determinants and consequences of overseas acquisitions by Indian firms in their internationalisation journey? Professor Raveendra Chittoor’s and Deepak Jena’s survey-based study addresses this question and highlights key issues related to overseas acquisitions, such as acquisition motivation, choice and location of acquisition targets, post-acquisition integration processes and acquisition performance Indian companies have been aggressive dealmakers in the market for …

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Organic and Inorganic Internationalisation: Insights From Dr Reddy’s Labs

Dr Reddy’s Laboratories (DRL) was promoted in 1984 by Anji Reddy, a pioneering scientist-entrepreneur, as a manufacturer of bulk drugs or active pharmaceutical ingredients (APIs). Over the last three decades, DRL has emerged as an integrated global pharmaceutical company offering a wide range of products including APIs, generics, biosimilars,  and differentiated  formulations.  Nearly 80% of the company’s revenues  are derived …

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Ranking Transnational Companies from India

In the past decade there has been a dramatic growth in internationalisation of firms from India. Yet, there has been no systematic effort to rank Indian companies based on their degree of internationalisation. For the first time, a systematic ranking is being attempted in India using a globally accepted, multi-dimensional measure of internationalisation, the Transnationality Index (TNI). The Indian School …

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