Analyzing Indian Policies and Firm Strategies in Africa

Kinfu Adisu, Thomas Sharkey, Sam Okoroafo


This paper investigates Indian’s policy and Indian firms’ strategic presence in Africa. Recognizing the historical link between the two entities, our examination show that foreign investment outlays to Africa are sustainable. Further examination using foreign direct investment (FDI) and Porter’s Competitive Advantage theories suggest some advantages enjoyed by Indian firms therein. Three Indian companies-   Tata Group, Bharti Enterprises, and Reliance have made extensive use of   strategic alliances to penetrate and quickly accelerate activities.

Keywords: India, Africa, Investments, Alliances, Policy

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