Electronic Commerce Research

, Volume 10, Issue 1, pp 83–97 | Cite as

A review of e-commerce literature on India and research agenda for the future

  • Sridhar VaithianathanEmail author


Firms across the globe have adopted e-commerce (EC) in their operations and have reaped benefits thereof. While firms in technologically developed countries like US and UK has deployed EC to its advantage, whereas firms in developing countries like India failed to follow the suit. Though it has been widely acknowledged by the researchers that the adoption of EC by businesses in developing countries is an important economic indicator of growth; many firms in India still have not realized the potential benefits of EC. This study examines the existing status of EC in India and reviews the available literature on E-commerce adoption in India and puts forth opportunities for future research. The study might serve as a starting point for further research in e-commerce in India.


E-commerce adoption E-commerce in India E-commerce literature review E-commerce research agenda 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.IBS, Hyderabad—a Constituent of IFHEHyderabadIndia

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