Use the Stakeholder Model of Business Environments to Critically Examine the External Environment of Asda Wal-Mart as Outlined in the Case Study That Follows.

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Part I. Use the stakeholder model of business environments to critically examine the external environment of Asda Wal-Mart as outlined in the case study that follows. Each organisation has a unique external and internal environment that has unique impacts on the organisation. A stakeholder’s analysis categorises that environment determining whether an organisation or a person has any low or high interest and power over the business. Based on The Asda Wal-Mart case study, stakeholders are consecutive: HIGH INTEREST LOW INTEREST H I G H POWER Category D Sam Walton and family: Rob Walton; CEOs and executives: Andy Bond, Archie Norman, Lee Scot, David Glass. Special interest groups: Consumer and community groups, anti –…show more content…
Customers can be seen, as having significant influence on Wal-Mart, because if the critical mass of customers would stop shopping a Wal-Mart, the business would cease. Customer’s interest could also change in dependence on decisions made by company. The case study describes an example, when Wal-Mart drove smaller competitors out of business and then moved their own premises out of town meaning that customers were required to travel further for their shopping. However, customers do not have influence on the daily running of Asda Wal-Mart, unless they are mobilised in large numbers. To conclude, the analysis has shown that the long-term successful external expansion strategy of Asda Wal-Mart depended on the rise in sales growth, on the history of buy-outs and joint ventures, ability to managing company 's budget and on the level of the decisions and strategies made by stakeholders. Asda Wal-Mart is the number one retailer in the United States and is at the top of the Fortune 500 listing. This business is able to operate in many countries worldwide, just because of its aggressive growth targets. Word count Part I: 773 words Part II. Reflection on the process of writing the stakeholders analysis in Part I of the eTMA. The Institutional mapping followed my stakeholder analysis. The process of writing the stakeholder analysis has started from identifying what is the analysis and created the key concepts. Then I could identify the main

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