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CHAPTER 1 ¿ BACKGROUND Legacies of Early Empires Great Britain and the Rule of Law Independence - Pakistan and Bangladesh The Soviet Union, China, and the United States Trade Pacts, Agreements and Treaties High Expectations CHAPTER 2 - CURRENT BUSINESS CLIMATE Imbalances between Regions Changing Population Workforce Skills and Education Health Care and HIV/AIDS Infrastructure Limitations Financial Stability National Security Environmental Degradation Ecological Management Energy Security Disaster Management CHAPTER 3 ¿ PIONEERS OR COMPETITORS? The National Inertia Remnants of the License Raj The Organized Sector The Unorganized Sector Morphing Roles of the Central and State Governments Alternative Approaches to Empower Individuals CHAPTER 4 ¿ CULTURAL VALUES Family Values Ghosts of the Caste Religion and Racism Gender Attitudes National Pride CHAPTER 5 ¿ SOCIAL CONVENTIONS Food and Drink Personal Hygiene Business Dress and Behavior Work and Holidays Interpersonal Relationships CHAPTER 6 ¿ MARKET-SUCCESS FACTORS Language and Illiteracy Barter, In-kind, and For-profit Transactions Income Inequality Gender Bias Trade Barriers, Tariffs, and Incentives Intellectual Property Rights Contracts Property and Personnel Security Pricing Labeling and Shipping Standards and Requirements CHAPTER 7 ¿ IDENTIFYING BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES Trade Missions Personal Contacts Direct Contracting Subcontracting Bribery and the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act Indirect vs. Direct Selling Franchising Foreign Trading Companies Captive Export Trading Companies Governments as Clients NGOs as Clients CHAPTER 8 ¿ QUALIFYING JOINT VENTURES, PARTNERSHIPS, AGENTS AND DISTRIBUTORS Deciding on the Business Alliance Setting Up Joint Ventures Establishing Private and Public Partnerships Identifying Agents and Distributors Uncovering Hidden Liabilities CHAPTER 9 ¿ MARKET RESEARCH Choosing a Location Intellectual Property Banking and Finance Registrations and Licenses Insurance Taxes, Accounting, and Legal Factors and Services CHAPTER 10 ¿ DIRECT INVESTMENT FINANCING Reserve Bank of India U.S. Agency for International Development (U.S. AID) Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC) Local, Regional, State and International Development Banks Customer Financing Private Equity Markets CHAPTER 11 ¿ EXPORT FINANCING Short Term and Long Term U.S. Banks with Branches in India Export-Import Bank of the United States Letters of Credit, Forfaiting, Export Insurance, and Leasing Grants and One-time Sources Countertrade Other Sources CHAPTER 12 ¿ BEST PROSPECTS FOR U.S. EXPORT AND INVESTMENT Airport and Ground Support Equipment Agricultural Products Safety and Security Equipment Telecommunications Equipment Education Services Computers and Peripherals Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution Equipment Food Processing and Cold Storage Equipment Machine Tools Medical Equipment Mining and Mineral Processing Equipment Pollution Control Equipment Oil and Gas Field Machinery Process Control Defense Industry Equipment Textile Machinery Renewable Energy Equipment Water Resources Equipment CHAPTER 13 ¿ INFORMATION, ASSISTANCE AND RESOURCES APPENDICES
Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication:
International business enterprises -- India.
Investments, Foreign -- India.
Joint ventures -- India.
India -- Commerce -- United States.
United States -- Commerce -- India.