Das System Wal Mart

Author: Heiner Köhnen
ISBN: CORNELL:31924070995638
Release Date: 2000
Genre: Business & Economics

Wal Mart World

Author: Stanley D. Brunn
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 9780415951371
Release Date: 2006
Genre: Business & Economics

Now that Wal-Mart has conquered the US, can it conquer the world? As Wal-Mart World shows, the corporation is certainly trying. For a number of years, Wal-Mart has been the largest company in the United States. Now, though, it is the largest company in the world. Its global labor practices and outsourcing strategies represent for many what contemporary economic globalization is all about. But Wal-Mart is not standing still, and is opening up stores everywhere. From Germany to Beijing to Mexico City to Tokyo, more than a billion shoppers can now hunt for bargains at a Wal-Mart superstore. Wal-Mart World is the first book to look at this incredibly important phenomenon in global perspective, with chapters that range from its growth in the US and impact on labor relations here to its fortunes overseas. How Wal-Mart manages this transition in the near future will play a significant role in the determining the character of the global economy. Wal-Mart World's impressively broad scope makes it necessary reading for anyone interested in the global impact of this economic colossus.

The World of Wal Mart

Author: Nicholas Copeland
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9780415894876
Release Date: 2013
Genre: Social Science

This book demonstrates the usefulness of anthropological concepts by taking a critical look at Wal-Mart and the American Dream. Rather than singling Wal-Mart out for criticism, the authors treat it as a product of a socio-political order that it also helps to shape. The book attributes Wal-Mart's success to the failure of American (and global) society to make the Dream available to everyone. It shows how decades of neoliberal economic policies have exposed contradictions at the heart of the Dream, creating an opening for Wal-Mart. The company's success has generated a host of negative externalities, however, fueling popular ambivalence and organized opposition. The book also describes the strategies that Wal-Mart uses to maintain legitimacy, fend off unions, enter new markets, and cultivate an aura of benevolence and ordinariness, despite these externalities. It focuses on Wal-Mart's efforts to forge symbolic and affective inclusion, and their self-promotion as a free market solution to social problems of poverty, inequality, and environmental destruction. Finally, the book contrasts the conceptions of freedom and human rights that underlie Wal-Mart's business model to the alternative visions of freedom forwarded by their critics.

The Wal Mart Effect

Author: Charles Fishman
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781101218105
Release Date: 2006-01-19
Genre: Business & Economics

Wal-Mart isn’t just the world’s biggest company, it is probably the world’s most written-about. But no book until this one has managed to penetrate its wall of silence or go beyond the usual polemics to analyze its actual effects on its customers, workers, and suppliers. Drawing on unprecedented interviews with former Wal-Mart executives and a wealth of staggering data (e.g., Americans spend $36 million an hour at Wal-Mart stores, and in 2004 its growth alone was bigger than the total revenue of 469 of the Fortune 500), The Wal-Mart Effect is an intimate look at a business that is dramatically reshaping our lives.

To Serve God and Wal Mart

Author: Bethany Moreton
Publisher: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 0674033221
Release Date: 2009
Genre: Business & Economics

This extraordinary biography of Wal-Mart's world shows how a Christian pro-business movement grew from the bottom up as well as the top down, bolstering an economic vision that sanctifies corporate globalization.

The Wal Mart Way

Author: Don Soderquist
Publisher: Thomas Nelson Inc
ISBN: 9781418514013
Release Date: 2005-04-19
Genre: Business & Economics

Since Sam Walton's death in 1992, Wal-Mart has gone from being the largest retailer in the world to holding the top spot on the Fortune 500 list as the largest company in the world. Don Soderquist, who was senior vice chairman during that time, played a crucial role in that success. Sam Walton said, "I tried for almost twenty years to hire Don Soderquist . . . But when we really needed him later on, he finally joined up and made a great chief operating officer." Responsible for overseeing many of Wal-Mart's key support divisions, including real estate, human resources, information systems, logistics, legal, corporate affairs, and loss prevention, Soderquist stayed true to his Christian values as well as Wal-Mart's distinct management style. "Probably no other Wal-Mart executive since the legendary Sam Walton has come to embody the principles of the company's culture-or to represent them within the industry-as has Don Soderquist," Discount Store News once reported. In The Wal-Mart Way, Soderquist shares his story of helping lead a global company from being a $43 billion company to one that would eventually exceed $200 billion. Several books have been written about Wal-Mart's success, but none by the ones who were the actual players. It was more than "Everyday Low Prices" and distribution that catapulted the company to the top. The core values based on Judeo-Christian principles-and maintained by leaders such as Soderquist-are the real reason for Wal-Mart's success.

Wal Mart

Author: Nelson Lichtenstein
Publisher: The New Press
ISBN: 9781595587466
Release Date: 2011-05-10
Genre: Business & Economics

Edited by one of the nation’s preeminent labor historians, this book marks an ambitious effort to dissect the full extent of Wal-Mart’s business operations, its social effects, and its role in the U.S. and world economy. Wal-Mart is based on a spring 2004 conference of leading historians, business analysts, sociologists, and labor leaders that immediately attracted the attention of the national media, drawing profiles in the New York Times, Los Angeles Times, and the New York Review of Books. Their contributions are adapted here for a general audience. At the end of the nineteenth century the Pennsylvania Railroad declared itself “the standard of the world.” In more recent years, IBM and then Microsoft seemed the template for a new, global information economy. But at the dawn of the twenty-first century, Wal-Mart has overtaken all rivals as the world-transforming economic institution of our time. Presented in an accessible format and extensively illustrated with charts and graphs, Wal-Mart examines such topics as the giant retailer’s managerial culture, revolutionary use of technological innovation, and controversial pay and promotional practices to provide the most complete guide yet available to America’s largest company.

Wal Mart The Bully of Bentonville

Author: Anthony Bianco
Publisher: Crown Business
ISBN: 0307548961
Release Date: 2009-03-12
Genre: Business & Economics

The largest company in the world by far, Wal-Mart takes in revenues in excess of $280 billion, employs 1.4 million American workers, and controls a large share of the business done by almost every U.S. consumer-product company. More than 138 million shoppers visit one of its 5,300 stores each week. But Wal-Mart’s “everyday low prices” come at a tremendous cost to workers, suppliers, competitors, and consumers. The Bully of Bentonville exposes the zealous, secretive, small-town mentality that rules Wal-Mart and chronicles its far-reaching consequences. In a gripping, richly textured narrative, Anthony Bianco shows how Wal-Mart has driven down retail wages throughout the country, how their substandard pay and meager health-care policy and anti-union mentality have led to a large scales exploitation of workers, why their aggressive expansion inevitably puts locally owned stores out of business, and how their pricing policies have forced suppliers to outsource work and move thousands of jobs overseas. Based on interviews with Wal-Mart employees, managers, executives, competitors, suppliers, customers, and community leaders, The Bully of Bentonville brings the truths about Wal-Mart into sharp focus.

Sam Walton Founder of the Walmart Empire

Author: Katherine Krieg
Publisher: ABDO
ISBN: 9781617838989
Release Date: 2014-09-01
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

This biography examines the remarkable life of Sam Walton using easy-to-read, compelling text. Through striking black-and-white images and rich color photographs, readers will learn about Walton�s family background, childhood, education, and entrepreneurial work as the founder of Walmart and Sam�s Club. Informative sidebars enhance and support the text. Features include a table of contents, timeline, facts page, glossary, bibliography, and an index. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards. Essential Library is an imprint of ABDO Publishing Company.

The Local Economic Impact of Wal Mart

Author: Michael J. Hicks
Publisher: Cambria Press
ISBN: 9781934043387
Release Date: 2007
Genre: Business & Economics

While there have been other books on Wal-Mart, none has provided scholarly economic analysis of the impact of this retail giant. "The Local Economic Impact of Wal-Mart" offers significant empirical evidence which highlights important questions.

Die drei Dimensionen der Macht nach Steven Lukes am Beispiel Wal Mart

Author: Jana Grunwald
Publisher: GRIN Verlag
ISBN: 9783638903189
Release Date: 2008

Studienarbeit aus dem Jahr 2005 im Fachbereich BWL - Unternehmensfuhrung, Management, Organisation, Note: 1,7, Europa-Universitat Viadrina Frankfurt (Oder), 49 Quellen im Literaturverzeichnis, Sprache: Deutsch, Abstract: Im Zuge der Burgerrechtsbewegungen in den USA um 1955 entstanden mehrere Theorien uber die Machtverhaltnisse in der amerikanischen Gesellschaft. Wissenschaftler beschaftigten sich mit dem Machtphanomen und analysierten den Sitz der politischen Macht. Die Theorie der Drei Dimensionen der Macht" beinhaltet verschieden Sichtweisen und zeigt unterschiedliche Arten der Machtanwendung im politischen System. Kann diese Theorie auch auf die Unternehmensebene ubertragen werden? Wer ist in einem Unternehmen der Machtinhaber? Wie wendet er seine Macht an und welche Auswirkung hat dies auf den Machtunterworfenen? Diese Fragen sollen in der vorliegenden Arbeit geklart werden. Zunachst wird im theoretischen Teil der Arbeit der Begriff Macht erlautert. Darauf aufbauend werden die drei Dimensionen der Macht vorgestellt. Der praktische Teil der Arbeit beschaftigt sich mit dem Konzern Wal Mart und den Machtverhaltnissen in diesem Unternehmen. Nach einer kurzen Einleitung in den Konzern wird der Interessenkonflikt zwischen Arbeitnehmer und Arbeitgeber beschrieben. Im Folgenden wird gezeigt, wie der Machtinhaber aller drei Dimensionen der Macht anwendet, um seine Interessen durchzusetzen.

Wal Mart Warum der US Riese in Deutschland scheiterte

Author: Luisa Oklitz
ISBN: 366879135X
Release Date: 2018-08-31

Studienarbeit aus dem Jahr 2018 im Fachbereich BWL - Marketing, Unternehmenskommunikation, CRM, Marktforschung, Social Media, Note: 2,2, Hochschule Ruhr West, Sprache: Deutsch, Abstract: Unternehmen operieren in den seltensten Fällen ausschließlich auf ihrem Heimatmarkt, weil sie sich durch eine Internationalisierung Wachstumschancen erhoffen. Aus diesem Grund hat sich auch der US-Konzern Wal-Mart im Jahr 1997 dazu entschieden, mit Hilfe von Akquisitionen, den hart umkämpften deutschen Einzelhandelsmarkt zu betreten, nachdem er bereits auf den beiden amerikanischen Kontinenten erfolgreich expandiert hat. Hierdurch wollte sich das Unternehmen nicht nur einen Zutritt zum deutschen, sondern ebenfalls zum gesamten europäischen Markt ermöglichen. Jedoch gelang es Wal-Mart nicht, in Deutschland Fuß zu fassen. Nach etwa neun Jahren in den "roten Zahlen" musste der größte Einzelhändler der Welt seinen Betrieb in Deutschland einstellen und sich komplett aus diesem Markt zurückziehen. In Anbetracht dieser Tatsache thematisiert die vorliegende Arbeit die Ursachen und Folgen des Scheiterns von Wal-Mart in Deutschland.