This Case is about INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS, IT, JOINT VENTURES, SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY, SUPPLY CHAIN
PUBLICATION DATE: August 27, 2009 PRODUCT #: HKU845-PDF-ENGWal-Mart and Bharti Transforming Retail in India Case Solution
The venture would give Walmart accessibility to the highly controlled Indian retail market, which was valued at US$320 billion. Retail stores would be owned by Bharti under the Walmart franchise and the businesses would collectively manage in regions of the Indian retail sector which were reachable for foreign investment, including cash-and-carry and logistics. This venture between the US retail giant and one of the most successful corporate houses of India was anticipated to bring a dose of modernity to the Indian retail landscape. It could be questioned, yet, how Walmart would make do with the resistance it faced from local store owners and civil rights groups given its poor standing regarding social responsibility. Additionally, the state of the transportation network of the country’s was quite poor and the question remained how Wal Mart intended to execute its supply chain management model in India.