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Title: Corporate Debt and Outsourcing in India
Authors: Sumit K Majumdar
Issue/Year: Apr-2011
Section: Research
Abstract: This article uniquely evaluates whether variations in Indian firmsí capital structures, and more specifically the quantity and type of debt chosen by firms, have influenced firmsí outsourcing decisions. Owing to the unique governance mechanisms in Indian organizations and the legal environment, the link between capital structure and strategy can become quite unusual in India. The evaluation is based on a large sample of firms for which debt data were available. The main finding is that as the proportion of funds borrowed by Indian firms from commercial banks and financial institutions rise, these firms engage in greater levels of outsourcing and are less inclined to vertically integrate.
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