Wal-mart and Friends of the Earth Term Paper by Nicky

A comparative analysis of the business philosphies and Wal-mart and Friends of the Earth.
# 150722 | 1,756 words | 11 sources | APA | 2012 | US
Published on Mar 31, 2012 in Business (Companies) , Business (Management)

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This paper discusses how even though Wal-mart, a for-profit organization, and Friends of the Earth, a non-profit organization, dramatically differ in a number of areas, both organizations appear to challenge others in their quest to make the world's communities better. Through an analysis of 'corporate' statements from Wal-mart and Friends of the Earth, the paper attempts to identify business philosophies behind the organizations and understand their influence and relationship on the strategies of each business. The paper also attempts to link the philosophies and organizations to theories of organization and management as well as identify the limitations of each organization's philosophies.

Organizational Challenges
Influence of Business Philosophies/Strategies
Wal-mart's Philosophy
Friends of the Earth Philosophy
Philosophies/Theories of Organization Management
Limitations of Organizational Philosophies
Internal/External Oriented Actions
Leaders' Actions in Organizations
Comparison of Business Philosophies

From the Paper:

"On their Web page, "Who We Are," (2009) Friends of the Earth report that they oversee a network of grassroots groups in 77 countries with the aim to defend the environment; simultaneously contributing to a more healthy, just world. One Friends of the Earth spokesperson asserts: "We're progressive environmental advocates who pull no punches and speak sometimes uncomfortable truths to power. It's an approach that for four decades has yielded victories protecting our planet and its people" (Who we are, 2009, 1-2). This organization currently campaigns to spotlight clean energy and solicit and implement reported solutions to global warming. The organization states that it aims to help protect people from toxic, as well as new, potentially harmful technologies, while it promotes smarter, low-pollution transportation alternatives. "

Sample of Sources Used:

  • 3 Basic Beliefs & Values. 2009. Wal-mart.com. Available at: http://Wal-martstores.com/AboutUs/321.aspx [Accessed 01 October 2009].
  • 10-Foot Rule. 2009. Wal-mart.com. Available at: http://Wal-martstores.com/AboutUs/285.aspx [Accessed 01 October 2009].
  • Aesop. Fables, retold by Joseph Jacobs. Vol. XVII, Part 1. The Harvard Classics. New York: P.F. Collier & Son, 1909-14. Available at: www.bartleby.com/17/1/. [Accessed 01 October 2009].
  • History Timeline. 2009. Wal-mart.com. Available at: http://Wal-martstores.com/AboutUs/7603.aspx [Accessed 01 October 2009].
  • International Work. 2009. Friends of the earth.com. Available at: http://www.foe.org/international-work [Accessed 01 October 2009].

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