An Analysis of Foreign Investment Flows in India

P Suresh Babu

Assistant Professor & Head, P.G. and Research Department of Commerce, Government Arts College for women, Nilakottai, Tamil Nadu, India

S Ganesan

Assistant Professor& Head, P.G. and Research Department of Commerce, Raja Dorai Singam Government Arts College, Sivagangai, Tamil Nadu, India

Peer Review Report

Received Date


Accepted Date


Published Date



Accepted Level

Reviewer’s Comments to Authors

The present analytical study is analyzing Foreign Investment Flows in India analyzing the sector-wise distribution of Foreign Direct Investment and the Impacts of the Foreign Investor’s Investment in India. Study based on secondary sources of data collections and the period of the study is 10 years (2006-07 to 2015-16).

Major Comments

  1. Abstract is not fulfilling its purpose. Abstract should cover the complete need of the study and more number of keywords can be given. So the readers of the article can get narrative view of the entire study.
  2. Statement of the problem is not justifying the reason why the researcher has particularly taken this study. It gives the general information about Economic Policy Reforms, GDP in 1991 and other details which only included the data of 2004. But the study confined for the period 2006-07 to 2015-16. No data of information is availed for the period of the study. Relevant details should be included.
  3. Objectives are so simple where the title of the study was not covered. It can be add the details of flow of Foreign Direct Investment in India (detail of statistical information of FDI from 2006-07 to2015-16)
  4. In methodology the researcher have given the information that the Trend Analysis as sampling techniques used for the study. But there is no such study has been done in the analytical part of the study. So the trend analysis for the study can be incorporate or the word ‘Trend analysis has been used for the study’ can be omitted.
  5. The objectives stating the information regarding ‘the Impacts of the Foreign Investor’s Investment in India’, but no such analysis has been done through the entire study. So the researcher must include the details about the above mentioned objective.
  6. Given conclusion of the study is not concluding the title properly and it should include the findings from the analysis done.

Minor Comments

  1. Interpretations for all the tables is not completely describing about the analysis done in the inside of the table.
  2. Interpretation for Table 5 is not giving the detail about Service Sector, Construction and Real Estate, Mining. It interpreted the detail of Manufacture column.
  3. There was no mention of the limitations of the study, one of which is the apparently high dropout rate. Also, mention how your results compare to (reference given to author) another study which was published very recently.
  4. References can be added as footnote in the related points.

Associate Editor’s Critique

The title of the study is a wide area to cover. But the researcher hasn’t covered the major areas of FDI and its flows. The study only concentrated on the manufacturing sector, Service Sector, Construction & Real Estate and Mining. Researcher also used the word ‘others’ as a factor of analysis where the meaning of others and contents included in it has not mentioned anywhere of the study. It became the weakness of the study and the reliability of the data is not cleared in the study.

Constructiveness of Comments

The review committee has given the constructive comments to the author /researcher.

Level of Detail of the Review

The review is fairly detailed, but the reviewer missed data inconsistence in the required field. There are some corrections to be taken place before the final review.

Substantiation of Comments

The reviewer made comments on the paper with references.

Was the Review Biased?

The study was reviewed under ‘nil’ biased basis.

Recommendation from the Reviewer

I recommend that, this paper be accepted after the above mentioned minor revisions.