Wal-Mart's International Expansion Analytical Essay by Jay Writtings LLC

Wal-Mart's International Expansion
An overview of Wal-Mart's international expansion strategies.
# 119374 | 1,394 words | 4 sources | MLA | 2010 | US
Published on Apr 23, 2010 in Business (Companies) , Business (International)

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The paper outlines the methodologies Wal-Mart uses to accomplish its international expansion. The paper highlights Wal Mart's successes as well as their initial failure in their attempt to expand into Japan. In light of these successes, the writer of this paper asserts that the strategies and methods employed by Wal Mart are very effective. The writer concludes with the opinion that union-busting, under-paying, and over-working employees must be eradicated since Wal Mart is now a global company and it has a global image to uphold.

The Low-Cost Market
The Epic Picture of Wal-Mart
The Issues Facing Global Expansion
Strategic Moves of Internationalization and Use of CAGE

From the Paper:

"The organizational form of Wal-Mart remained very much similar to its original conception, in that they seek to provide a low-cost good to the consumer through an effective and economical distributor and supplier situation. Founded in 1962, Wal-Mart rose to dominance on the strength of its mastery of retailing's "back-end" mechanics, a domination of the suppliers. Wal-Mart built a cutting-edge distribution system capable of moving goods from factory loading dock to store cash register faster and cheaper by far than any of their competitors. It added to its cost advantage by refusing to acquiesce to routine increases in wholesale prices, continually pressing suppliers to charge less. (Bianco)"

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Bianco, Anthony. "Wal-Mart's Midlife Crisis." Business Week. 30 April 2007. Retrieved on 21 October 2007, from: http://www.businessweek.com/magazine/content/07_18/b4032001.htm
  • McLean, Rob. "Six Pillars of Wisdom for Managers." AGSM Magazine. 2005.3. Retrieved on 21 October 2007, from: http://www2.agsm.edu.au/agsm/web.nsf/Content/AGSMMagazine-RobMcLeanSixPillars
  • Olsson, Karen. "Up Against Wal-Mart." Mother Jones. Retrieved on 3 March 2008, from: http://www.motherjones.com/news/feature/2003/03/ma_276_01.html
  • "Wal Mart in the 21st Century: A Global Perspective." University of Virginia. Pp. 1-18.

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