India as Destination for Western retailers

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India as Destination for Western retailers

Author: Janine Rößiger


ISBN: 3836616513

Page: 108

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Inhaltsangabe:Introduction: The Indian market is one of the key future markets for foreign investors and foreign companies. In 2010 the Indian market is estimated to be as big as the European Union with regard to the number of customers. Moreover, the Indian economy shows solid economic growth since the economical reform started in 1991, and the number of middle class households is continuously increasing. Thus, the purchasing power is rising in India. Hence, the Indian market has huge potential for foreign investment. All in all, the Indian market is a market multi-national companies should not miss because of its future importance. This diploma thesis focuses on India as a destination for Western retailers. The Indian market is especially attractive to Western retailers searching for markets with huge potential and wishing to explore markets which are yet unsaturated in contrast to the home markets of the Western retailers. Both the Global Retail Development Index of 2005 and 2006 rank India as the top destination for Western retailers among the emerging markets with regard to the risk associated with doing business in India and the market attractiveness. India ranks even before East European countries and rising stars like China or Russia because the Indian retail market combines low market saturation with stable economic growth and moderate political risk. However, India is a country with a very complex culture which needs to be considered if a foreign retail company plans to enter the Indian market. India is a country full of contrasts and a conglomerate of diverse cultural influences (Penner 2002; Kreuser, 2002). Thus, Indianizing, i.e. adapting e.g. a retail company s assortment, pricing strategy and approach to personnel management to the Indian market, is the key success factor for foreign retailers in India. To be able to succeed in the Indian retail market, knowledge of the unique characteristics of the Indian market and culture is vital. Thus, this diploma thesis starts with an overview of the opportunities of the Indian (retail) market such as growing consumption and a demographic advantage. The diploma thesis also describes the challenges of the Indian (retail) market such as the weak infrastructure and the challenges the Indian culture provides. Based on this knowledge, the second part of the diploma thesis introduces strategic decisions. Necessary adaptations to the Indian market, regarding e.g. dealing with Indian personnel or [...]

Outsourcing to India

The fact that you have started considering India as a destination for your offshore
activities means that you are already in good company. The legendary former
CEO of General Electric, Jack Welch, devised a useful formula to describe ...

Outsourcing to India

Author: Mark Kobayashi-Hillary

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9783540208556

Page: 274

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Annotation. "This book aims to introduce India, the major players in the Indian service industry, the reasons why you should utilise India as an offshore outsourcing destination and the steps you need to take to find and work with a local partner." "The second edition has been completely revised with up-to-date information on the latest industry developments. Several chapters have been entirely restructured and two completely new chapters deal with the risks of outsourcing to India and the future prospects for the industry."--Jacket.

Altered Destinations

Self, Society, and Nation in India Makarand R. Paranjape. PREFACE. About one
hundred years ago, in 1909, Mahatma Gandhi published Hind Swaraj or Indian
Home Rule. Not only ... Many forget what the destination of India is. They think it ...

Altered Destinations

Author: Makarand R. Paranjape

Publisher: Anthem Press

ISBN: 9781843318033

Page: 214

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‘Altered Destinations’ addresses the complex interrelations of state, nation and identity in India through the medium of culture, and compellingly reframes the debate in the context of the Gandhian concept of swaraj. Engaging with Gandhi’s classic text ‘Hind Swaraj’, which envisioned an entirely new form of identity and governance in India in opposition with its colonial past, Paranjape extends the discussion by exlporing how ideas of autonomy, selfhood, and cultural independence have been expressed, depicted and studied.

Medical tourism on the growth track in India

India is rated amongst the world's top four “must see destination” by Conde Naste
Traveller, an international magazine with lot of reputation. Further,the 'Incredible
India' compaign has been the winner of PATA Gold Award for Best Print Ad ...

Medical tourism  on the growth track in India

Author: Ambuj Gupta

Publisher: GRIN Verlag

ISBN: 3638017109

Page: 26

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Scientific Essay from the year 2008 in the subject Business economics - Miscellaneous, grade: none, NIL, course: Business management, 46 entries in the bibliography, language: English, abstract: India’s growth story as a medical tourism hub is a relatively newer one. With significant cost advantages, availability of quality medical treatment with the most-advanced medical technology coupled with India’s well-known tourist destinations and rich cultural heritage,medical tourism does provide a motive sufficient enough to allure those foreign patients who either want to avoid the long waiting list for medical treatment in the West or, in absence of any health insurance coverage, seek lower cost treatment. India’s strength in advanced and life saving healthcare such as organ transplants, cardio-vascular surgery,etc, as well as in alternative systems of medicine(i.e. ayurveda, naturopathy,etc) offer significant competitive advantages. Cashing in this opportunity, The National Health Policy 2002 declared that treatment of foreign patients is legally an “export” and deemed “eligible for all fiscal incentives extended to export earnings”. Besides, a new category of visa, “Medical Visa” has been introduced by Ministry of Home Affairs, Govt. of India. On the other hand, setting up of Bio-Technology Parks Society of India, grant of SEZ status to them, coming up Medicities, entry of private players in health insurance in India along with Indian hospitals looking for international accreditation glitter further hopes of accelerated medical tourism, a growth engine for foreign exchange earnings. However, the poor infrastructure of the country, shabby streets, pity state of our public hospitals shakens our confidence,despairs for this much hype of medical tourism and calls for serious attention wherein much more efforts are needed. Definitely,public-private partnership is one way ahead which can revamp public hospitals and bring them at par with other private hospitals.Further, there is still no Medical Tourism Policy either formulated by the Central or any of the States Governments. As the medical tourism industry is growing exponentially, government and the private players need to join hands in order to act as a catalyst to build infrastructure for hospitals, create specialty tourist packages to include medical treatment, promote accreditation and standardisation, enable access and tie-ups with insurance companies, provide state of art facilities and improve quality of in-patient care and service to meet the requirements of foreign patients and to attain sustainable competitive advantage.

Medical Tourism A Bangalore Perspective

India: What. Makes. It. an. Attractive. Medical. Tourism. Destination? The Indian
medical tourism sector provides health care to about 100,000 to 150,000 patients
a year which costs them a fraction of what it may cost in a Western facility The ...

Medical Tourism  A Bangalore Perspective


Publisher: Chillibreeze

ISBN: 8190405535


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The Outsourcing Process

1 Developing national competitiveness : the rise of India as an outsourcing
destination In many developed economies outsourcing to offshore locations has
often sparked considerable controversy and debate as a result of job losses in
the ...

The Outsourcing Process

Author: Ronan McIvor

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781139444583


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Outsourcing has become an increasingly important issue for many organisations. This book provides a framework for an up-to-date understanding of the outsourcing process and the key issues associated with it. It integrates a number of contemporary topics including benchmarking, buyer-supplier relationships, organisational behaviour, competitor analysis, and technology influences. The analysis draws upon both empirical research and real case studies. The author starts by providing guidelines as to when outsourcing is appropriate and what its implications will be, before moving on to explain how outsourcing is implemented. The benefits of both successful outsourcing and the risks and consequences of outsourcing failure are outlined. The book is ideal for use by postgraduate students studying the area of outsourcing. It would also benefit industry managers who are considering outsourcing or who already have outsourcing programmes in place.

Foreign Agricultural Economic Report

U.S. agricultural trade with India Imports from India Exports to India : Total and P.
L , 480 Agricultural imports and food ... India : Cashew nut exports , value and
quantity , by country of destination , 1951-61 India : Tobacco export pattern by ...

Foreign Agricultural Economic Report





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Local Economic Development Impacts of International Backpacker Tourism to Third World Destinations

INTRODUCTION 1 1.1 Objectives and Scope 1 1.2 Structure 3 1.3 Overall
DESTINATION 2.1 Destination India 6 2.1.1 India's developmental situation 6 2.1.
2 Geography ...

Local Economic Development Impacts of International Backpacker Tourism to Third World Destinations

Author: Till Albrecht Müller


ISBN: 3842812841

Page: 163

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Inhaltsangabe:Introduction: In the past two decades backpacker tourism has grown vastly throughout both developed and developing world. Particularly to south and Southeast Asian countries the phenomenon of backpacking is not new, so to India, where it dates back to the 60 s and 70 s hippy drifters, to which backpacking is often associated. It has been since the publication of the Lonely Planet s Yellow Bible ( Southeast Asia on a Shoestring ) in 1975 that backpacking has gradually emerged as a mass travel style. Today popular travel-yourself literature cover almost every corner of the globe, serving a steady demand for off the beaten path travel. Thereby to backpackers the developmental background of a destination plays a lesser role than to the mainstream tourist, who is demanding certain infrastructural arrangements. As a result backpackers are found in utmost remote and low developed locations that other tourists never reach. Thus backpacker enclaves have emerged in many places throughout the world, and not without effects on their hosting environments. While social impacts often carry negative connotations, hosting communities do usually appreciate backpackers for their economic contributions. Objectives and Scope of this paper: In recent years backpacker tourism has profoundly been studied in developed contexts, particularly Australia and New Zealand are to be seen the pioneering regions of independent travel research, having undertaken strenuous efforts to study the same within the past two decades. As a consequence both destinations have recognized the economic value of low budget travel to their countries and established backpacker tourism as high yielding segments within their national tourism markets. In both countries backpacking has since undergone shift from de-marketing to a marketing label. Though in recent years international research has made numerous successful attempts to study backpacker tourism in less developed contexts, many tourism officials in third world destinations as yet refuse to accept the economic reach coming along with low-budget travel. Instead a majority of administrative instances promote upscale- and regulated forms of tourism to be the way forward, neglecting any concerns with regard to necessary infrastructure or initial investments. Though only a fraction of developing nations do actively restrict independent travel to their territories (e.g. Maldives, Bhutan), a majority at best tacitly ignores the [...]

Tourism Development in India

As highlighted in several chapters in this book, India as a tourist destination has
not yet attracted broad attention from the international tourism scholarly
community. In comparison with tourism research on other developing countries,
relatively ...

Tourism Development in India

Author: Kevin Hannam

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135247544

Page: 184

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Tourism to and within India has undergone some important changes in recent years seen by the rising numbers of international tourists and increase in domestic tourism. This has led to the redevelopment and rebranding of many of its destinations as the Indian government has begun to recognise the potential importance of tourism to the Indian economy and has begun to invest in tourism infrastructure. It is also recognised that as its economy continues to grow at a rapid rate, India will also become one of the most important countries in terms of future outbound tourism. Tourism and India is the first book to specifically focus on and fully analyze the issues facing contemporary India both as a destination and a potential source of tourists. The book analyses previous research and applies critical theory to key aspects of tourism in this region and supports this with a wide range of examples to illustrate the key conceptual points. As such the book examines aspects of tourism in India including tourism governance, cultural tourism, heritage tourism, nature-based tourism from the supply side and international tourism, domestic tourism, outbound tourism and the Indian Diaspora from the demand side. This timely book includes original research to offer insights into India’s future development in terms of tourism. It will be of interest to students, researchers and academics in the areas of Tourism, Geography and related disciplines.

Reaching My Destination

A girl rattles off the stories in a befuddled way, making no sense, at the same time making lots of sense . . . about the way life-encounters connect. These immaculately edited essays come from the Blue Ridge of Virginia.

Reaching My Destination

Author: Rauf Mansel

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781519678386

Page: 128

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A girl rattles off the stories in a befuddled way, making no sense, at the same time making lots of sense . . . about the way life-encounters connect. These immaculately edited essays come from the Blue Ridge of Virginia. A light read, full of enlightenment.


Seattle, WA: CreateSpace, 2013. Websites National Geographic: India travel. india-guide TIME for Kids Around the
World: India Video Mocomi Kids: India's ...


Author: Kate Shoup

Publisher: Cavendish Square Publishing, LLC

ISBN: 1502605805

Page: 32

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India is a country with many people and traditions. This book discusses many aspects of India, such as its history, the economy, the environment, the government, and different languages spoken. Using photographs, vocabulary, and key facts, it gives young readers a good understanding of the country and how it functions today.

Ancient India

India: Quiz. Answers. (1) B. The OutofAfrica theory saysthat humans traveled
through Egypt andtheMiddle Eastand ... (3) C. The Himalayan Mountains are in
northeastern India. ...

Ancient India

Author: Terri Raymond

Publisher: HomeSchool Brew Press

ISBN: 1629173754

Page: 45

View: 181

If your child is struggling with social science, then this book is for you; the short book covers the topic and also contains 10 discussion questions, 10 activities, and 20 quiz style questions. This subject comes from the book “Sixth Grade Social Science (For Homeschool or Extra Practice)”; it more thoroughly covers more Sixth grade topics to help your child get a better understanding of Sixth grade social science. If you purchased that book, or plan to purchase that book, do not purchase this, as the activities are the same.

Domestic Tourism in India

18 Tourists ' Mental Disposition and Choice of Destination - A Study of
Kurukshetra as a Religious Destination MANJULA CHAUDHARY Kurukshetra ,
the place known for the great war of Mahabharata is presently famous for its
pilgrimage ...

Domestic Tourism in India

Author: D. S. Bhardwaj

Publisher: Indus Publishing

ISBN: 9788173870781

Page: 310

View: 496

Contributed articles at a seminar.

Deepening Economic Cooperation between India and Sri Lanka

Figure 2.2: India's Exports to Sri Lanka Source: Computed from UN-COMTRADE
database, December 2010 On the other ... Similarly, rank of Sri Lanka as an
export destination of India's products improved from 18th in 2000 to 13th in 2005.

Deepening Economic Cooperation between India and Sri Lanka

Author: Indra Nath Mukherji

Publisher: Asian Development Bank

ISBN: 9292541706

Page: 286

View: 843

This book analyzes the performance and impact of the India–Sri Lanka free trade agreement over the past decade and suggests the way forward. India became an important source of imports for Sri Lanka immediately after the implementation of the free trade agreement. Bilateral trade between the countries increased steadily thereafter, with Sri Lankan commodities finding a large market in India. The composition of trade also changed with an increased number of new goods being traded. The book computes indices and suggests scope for deepening economic cooperation between the two countries by pruning the negative lists for trade in goods, identifying potential investment, and suggesting policies for expanding cooperation in services.

Assessing and MitigatingBusiness Risks in India

The country is fast becoming a major global destination. India's travel and tourism
industry is also one of the most profitable industries in the country. Tourist arrivals
have been increasing annually to around 6 million in 2011. The hotel and ...

Assessing and MitigatingBusiness Risks in India

Author: Balbir B. Bhasin

Publisher: Business Expert Press

ISBN: 1606493132

Page: 126

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India, one of the world’s fastest-growing large economies, offers business and investment opportunities across a multitude of sectors. More and more companies around the world are eager to do business in India. This book details the challenges and risks involved as well as providing real suggestions for overcoming them. It begins by providing a background to understanding India and highlights the business environment in which the economic, legal, and cultural variances exist. Potential markets are then discussed, focusing on the sectors, regions, and cities where growth is taking place; the upper, middle, and lower income segments; Indian MNEs; public sector and state-owned companies, and family-owned enterprises. Throughout the book, the author examines the various pitfalls and obstacles that are frequently encountered when operating in India, including political uncertainty and intransigence, corruption, bureaucratic roadblocks, the web of litigation, protecting intellectual property, labor and human resources limitations, and India’s ubiquitous second economy. These not only increase risk and lead to costly delays on account of lengthy litigation and payment of bribes, aggravating frustration, but may also result in total loss of investments. The book concludes by providing keys to success, including guidelines for selecting partners and appointing agents, as well as negotiating techniques that work in India. It also includes a comprehensive list of web resources for further exploration, and to connect with government and private sector bodies.

India s Economic Resurgence

Mayo Clinic has begun implementing a 20 year investment plan to make the
hospital and Minnesota region a global health destination. India has, by and
large, a standalone corporate hospital system but more importantly the hospital
system is ...

India   s Economic Resurgence

Author: C B Rao

Publisher: Notion Press

ISBN: 1644294451

Page: 524

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Economics is a social science concerned mainly with description and analysis of the production, distribution, and consumption of goods and services. Beyond the various theories and models, however, economics has close relationship with day to day life. This book reviews the economic journey of India over the last seventy years, and seeks to stimulate the readers’ thinking on some major issues and potentialities facing the Indian economy. Five main themes flow through the book – India’s potential to be the World’s third largest economic power by 2030, the challenges of socio-economic equity that India faces, the several opportunities that India has in that journey, the critical role of governance, leadership, management and administration, and the importance of mindset changes to power India’s futureeconomic growth. A special focus is laid on the role of government policies and projects in socio-economic development. The book sensitises the readers, including college students in general, and students of economics in particular, to the happenings around us which have significant economic import. The book makes all through its seventy chapters several suggestions to power India’s growth as a global economic superpower, on a plank of socioeconomic equity. This book serves as an expansive thought primer and focussed execution guide for an economically independent and resurgent India.