Foreign Direct Investment in Retail in India: Good or Bad?

National Conference on FOREIGN DIRECT INVESTMENT IN INDIA: RESPONSE AND CHALLENGE Shaheed Bhagat Singh College, Delhi Uinversity

34 Pages Posted: 20 Oct 2012 Last revised: 30 Jan 2013

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Amit Rohilla

University of Delhi - Gargi College

Manoj Bansal

Kurukshetra University - Department of Commerce

Date Written: November 5-6, 2012

Abstract

Indian retail industry is a sunrise sector and many global players are willing to enter this. Indian retail industry is one of the pillars of the Indian Economy. Since 1991, when the policy of the liberalization was introduced by the Indian Government, FDI has been a highly controversial issue. From the last 3-4 years our Government is talking about the FDI in retail sector as there are some growth drivers for this sector. But, if the Government decides to open up the doors for FDI in this sector then some consequences will be there. No doubt that FDI plays a very important role in the development of any economy but this development always has two aspects i.e. positive and negative. Experiences of FDI in retail of various countries like China, Russia, Thailand, etc. have been good. We are of the opinion that FDI should be allowed in retail sector in a phased manner but before that all the issues pertaining to this must be resolved.

Keywords: Foreign Direct Investment, Globalisation, Organized Retailing, Sunrise Sector, Strategic Issues and Prospects, Unorganized Retailing

JEL Classification: E65, M3, O2

Suggested Citation

Rohilla, Amit and Bansal, Manoj, Foreign Direct Investment in Retail in India: Good or Bad? (November 5-6, 2012). National Conference on FOREIGN DIRECT INVESTMENT IN INDIA: RESPONSE AND CHALLENGE Shaheed Bhagat Singh College, Delhi Uinversity. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2163952 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2163952

Amit Rohilla (Contact Author)

University of Delhi - Gargi College ( email )

(South Campus)
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New Delhi, New Delhi 110049
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HOME PAGE: http://www.gargicollege.in/

Manoj Bansal

Kurukshetra University - Department of Commerce ( email )

Kurukshetra 136119, Haryana
India

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