This book provides a study of state-owned enterprises (SOEs) in the high techlogy industries of newly industrializing countries. Concentrating on cases in India and Brazil, State-Owned Enterprises in High Techlogy Industries covers such factors as the ecomic and political impact of SOEs both at home and abroad; the question of whether they present a threat or an opportunity for multinationals; and the factors shaping the performance of high techlogy SOEs. Case studies of two successful Brazilian SOEs and one successful and one disasterous Indian company are provided. The book concludes with a discussion of the potential effectiveness of SOEs in high techlogy industries and discusses the implications for government policy and multinationals.
RAVI RAMAMURTI, Assistant Professor in the College of Business Administration at Northeastern University, has published numerous articles and papers.