Date Added: May 2010
This paper examines the phenomenon of accelerated internationalization of firms from the Indian IT industry. It examines the emergence of the Born Global firm in the Indian context with a specific focus on firms which made an acquisition within five years of incorporation. It specifically addresses the issue of initiating factors which contribute to the emergence of the Born Global Acquirer using constructs from the Resource Based View (RBV) and institutional theory. Innovations in manufacturing, information and communication technology and changing market conditions in the course of globalization and worldwide customers have changed the conditions for internationalization dramatically.