Professor Suma Athreye is Professor of Technology Strategy at Essex Business School, University of Essex. In this video, she shares one of her latest papers, “Financial Crisis of 2008 and Outward Foreign Investments from China and India”. This paper focuses on the growth of outward investment from two emerging markets, India and China. Between 2000 and 2007, the world was experiencing financial exuberance, while many firms from BRIC countries were developing strategies to invest abroad. However, Professor Athreye and her colleagues observe that the investment patterns of Chinese and Indian firms, which had looked similar before 2008, began to diverge after the financial crisis. They propose that the motives for outward investment interacted with the sources of financing this investment to produce this divergent outcome.