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E-Commerce in India

E-Commerce in India
Economic and Legal Perspectives

Edited by:
  • Pralok Gupta - Associate Professor, Centre for WTO Studies, Indian Institute of Foreign Trade, New Delhi

July 2020 | 328 pages | SAGE India
E -commerce is growing at an exponential rate in India. Despite this, it is still at an evolving stage as economic and regulatory frameworks pertaining to various segments of e-commerce are being put into place by the government. This book presents a comprehensive analysis of the economic and regulatory aspects of the e-commerce sector by assessing the trends and characteristics, and addressing the issues and challenges associated with it. It dwells into key issues including FDI regulations, taxation, valuation of e-commerce companies, market structure, competition, payment mechanism, blockchain and cryptocurrencies, and logistics. The issues and challenges addressed in this book frequently appear as discussion points in policy debates, research forums and popular media. However, information on these is scant and often scattered. This book bridges gaps in the available literature on e-commerce
Foreword by Manoj Pant
Pralok Gupta
Pralok Gupta and Vaishali Gupta
E-Commerce in India: Regulatory Framework and Emerging Issues
Himani Aggarwal and Samridhi Jain
E-Commerce Growth in India: An Economic Boon, Yet to Be Realized
Zaki Hussain and Parkhi Vats
The E-Platform Economy: A Study of Market Structure and Implications
Rahul Nath Choudhury and Pravin Jadhav
Foreign Investment in Indian E-Commerce Sector and Its Drivers
Akanksha Garg
Valuation of E-Commerce Companies and Their Funding Patterns
Pralok Gupta, Shreyansh Singh and Sunayana Sasmal
E-Commerce Taxation: An Unsettled Agenda
Pritam Banerjee
E-Commerce Logistics: Operational Challenges and Strategic Issues
Sayal Gupta and Sourav Das
Changing Payment Landscape in India
Komal Kapoor
Legal Issues in E-Commerce: Role and Liability of an Intermediary
Khushbu Kumari
Regulating Network Effect and Market Power
Purva Mishra and Astha Dubey
E-Commerce and Blockchain Intertwined: Concept and the Law
Pralok Gupta

‘A timely book on regulatory and economic issues being faced by e-commerce in India, with lessons for other countries as well.’

Harsha Vardhana Singh
Former Deputy Director General, World Trade Organization

‘Easy to understand and much needed book on contemporary e-commerce issues with important policy insights.’

Rajeev Kher
Former Commerce Secretary, Government of India and Distinguished Fellow at Research and Information System for Developing Countries (RIS), New Delhi

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Pralok Gupta

Pralok Gupta is working as an Associate Professor (Services and Investment) at the Centre for WTO Studies, Indian Institute of Foreign Trade, New Delhi. Dr Gupta has a PhD degree in Economics and Social Sciences from IIM Bangalore. He has been a visiting and full-time faculty member at various Indian institutions, including the Indo-German Chamber of Commerce. Dr Gupta has been appointed as member of the Task Force on Services Sector Exports, Ministry of Commerce, Government of India; Member (Sectoral Expert) of the Inter Ministerial Sub-Group on Data in Trade in Services, Ministry of Commerce, Government of India; and... More About Author

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ISBN: 9789353883560