View the video on recent and controversial foreign direct investment (FDI) changes in India’s retail industry: Protests Across India Over Supermarket Competition.
Then, briefly research the international operations of Wal-Mart and Carrefour, particularly the burgeoning opportunities for the multi-brand retail segment in the Indian foreign market. The two articles in Module Resources may be helpful in addition to your own research.
What are the early-mover advantages these rivals sought in India? Do either of the two firms have the “overwhelming” resources to overcome India’s liability of foreignness and institutional differences and seize the advantage?
Refer to the Capstone Discussion Rubric for directions on completing these discussions.