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IPAN Working Paper-Call for Submissions

IPAN Working Paper-Call for Submissions

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RGNUL-IPAN Working Paper Series 2012
Call for Submissions
(With Attached Concept Note)
FDI IN MULTI-BRAND RETAIL IN INDIA
 International Policy Analysis Network 
, Asia‘s first youth
-led public policy think tank has initiated anAnnual Working Paper Series in association with
School of Agriculture Law and Economics (SALE)
,Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law, India from the year 2012. The Research Theme for 2012edition of this series is
“FDI in Multi
-
 Brand Retail in India”
. Students, academicians and Ph.Dscholars are invited to submit papers to this Working Paper Series. Papers should address somespecific social, political, economic or cultural aspect of this policy.
Foreign contributors
are especially encouraged to submit their contributions which discuss their
own country‘s experience in Organised Retail Sector. Even though the issue is essentially a policy
action by Govt. of India, the objective of this project is to stimulate and promote inter-disciplinary,multi-jurisdictional and comparative public policy analysis.This series for 2012-2013 will culminate with an international seminar or a book release by April,2013. Next edition of the series with a new call for submissions will be issued in late October, 2013.Contributions selected by a peer review panel will be notified about their prospectivepresentation/publication by April, 2013.The
RGNUL-IPAN Working Paper
 
Series
is intended to:
 
Present high quality research and writing (including research in-progress) to a wide audienceof academics, policy-makers and commercial/media organizations.
 
Set the agenda in the broad field of public policy and sustainable development.
 
Stimulate and inform debate and policy, especially amongst youth.
 
 
Series Editor: Ms. Brindpreet KaurCoordinator,
School of Agriculture Law and Economics (SALE)
Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law, Punjab, IndiaSeries Asst. Editor: Mr. Kshitij BansalPresident,
 International Policy Analysis Network (IPAN)
 Research Assistants:
1.
 
Ms. Sonali Dhanker,
 IPAN Research Coordinator 
 2.
 
Mr. Angshuman Hazarika,
 IPAN Research Coordinator 
3.
 
Mr. Nikhil Suresh Pareek,
 RGNUL Student of Law
 
 4.
 
Ms. Aparajita Paul,
 RGNUL Student of Law
 5.
 
Mr. Ankush Thakur,
 RGNUL Student of Law
The Editorial Board is comprised of RGNUL academics and IPAN experts with a wide range of interests in public policy and economic research. They come from a variety of disciplinaryperspectives including economics, geography, law, politics, sociology, cultural, gender anddevelopment studies.
Submission
 
Guidelines
 Contributors are encouraged to submit papers that address any specific social, political, economic orcultural aspect of this retail policy, including its forms, institutions, audiences and experiences, andits global, national, regional and local development. Specific and micro case studies are specificallyencouraged.Contributors are highly encouraged to go through the detailed Concept Note attached with this call.They should bear in mind when they are preparing their paper that it will be available online forpublic reading.
The deadline for submissions is January 31, 2013.
Papers should conform to the following format:
 
 
3000-5000 words (excluding bibliography, including footnotes).
 
150-200 word abstract.
 
Headings and sub-headings are encouraged.
 
Chicago Manual of Citation should be strictly adhered to.
 
Papers should be prepared as a PC compatible Microsoft Word (2003 or 2007) file.
 
Graphs, pictures and tables should be included as appropriate in the same file as the paper.
The paper should be sent by email to:
(With the subject line as “SUBMISSION_RETAIL POLICY WORKING PAPER”)
 
Mr. Kshitij Bansal,
Series Asst. Editor 
For regular updates on this series and other IPAN initiatives:
www.facebook.com/IPANglobal
 
 
IPAN Working Paper No.01/2012
©RGNUL & IPAN 2012
For Regular Updates, follow 
www.facebook.com/IPANglobal
 
Concept Note
RGNUL-IPAN WORKING PAPER 2012
ON
FOREIGN DIRECT INVESTMENT IN MULTI BRAND RETAIL ININDIA 
NOTE:
This concept note is a part of RGNUL-IPAN Working Paper Series. IPAN andRGNUL hold exclusive rights over its use and distribution. Unauthorised use of thisdocument in any form is strictly prohibited. The views expressed here are of theResearch Assistants involved in this project
and don’t reflect those of International
Policy Analysis Network (IPAN) or of RGNUL.
PART 1: INTRODUCTION
Foreign Direct Investment in retail has a major significance in the present economic setup of Indianeconomy. A major shift in the policy of Foreign Direct Investment (hereinafter referred to as FDI)climate has provided an interesting future option to several international retailers' entry andexpansion plans for India. Foreign Direct Investment in multi-brand retail is an economic reformwhich would allow global chains like Wal-Mart, Carrefour and Tesco etc. to own up to 51 percent of  joint retail ventures with Indian companies. The policy would let foreign retailers own up to 51percent in multibrand retailing and 100 percent of single brand retailing.
1
 
According to
 Deardoff’s Glossary of 
 International Economics
, FDI is defined as
―Acquisition or 
constructi
on of physical capital by a firm from one (source) country in another (host) country.‖
2
 
FDIis also stated as
 
―Investment that is made to acquire a lasting interest in an enterprise operating in an
1
 
Agencies, ―What‘s FDI in retail?‖
 
Hindustan Times, Nov. 29, 2012. Available at http://www.hindustantimes.com/India-news/NewDelhi/What-s-FDI-in-retail/Article1-775543.aspx, Last accessed on 14 October, 2012.
2
 
 Deardoff‟s Glossary of I 
nternational Economics
. Available athttp://www-personal.umich.edu/~alandear/glossary/f.html#fdi2, Last accessed on 12 October, 2012.
CONCEPT NOTE:

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