Research Summary

China and India in Comparative Business Perspective

by Tarun Khanna


The project studies the alternative development trajectories undertaken by two large populous Asian countries, China and India, projected to account for close to half the world's population in a few decades. On many dimensions, notably willingness to embrace foreign investment and extent to which domestic entrepreneurship is encouraged, the two giants have adopted different paths. The project studies multinationals and domestic indigenous entrepreneurship in each of the countries using large-sample, historical and current field data.