This Case is about ENTREPRENEURSHIP, ETHICS, GOVERNMENT
PUBLICATION DATE: September 06, 2013 PRODUCT #: 114023-PDF-ENGWal-Mart Lobbying in India Case Solution
In the year 2012, as portion of a routine disclosure under U.S. law, Walmart unveils that it had spent $25 million since 2008 on advocating to “improving market access for investment in India.” This disclosure, which came weeks subsequent to the Indian government, formed a controversial choice to allow FDI in the nation’s multi-brand retail sector, created uproar in India. Opposition political parties accused Walmart of bribing the Indian government, which, on the eve of a general election, made a judicial commission to inquire Walmart. Under pressure from claims of bribery in Mexico, Wal Mart risked becoming embroiled in another scandal that was awkward. Had the firm landed in its present scenario and how could it react to the investigation into its India-connected lobbying?