Walmart : An American Multinational Retail Corporation

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Walmart Case Write-up Walmart, is an American multinational retail corporation that operates a chain of discount department stores and warehouse stores. Every company successes for a reason. In my opinion, Walmart’s resources and capabilities as follows: It has strong tangible resources and capabilities. First, financial resources and capabilities. It is the world 's largest company by revenue, and the largest retailer in the world. Walmart is a family-owned business, as the company is controlled by the Walton family, who own over 50 percent of Walmart through their holding company, Walton Enterprises. It is also one of the world 's most valuable companies and is also the largest grocery retailer in the US. (Wikipedia) Thus, it have…show more content…
If not, he would call the nearest manager to change their price for that item. In the other hand, it observes “Ten Feet Rule” and “Sun-Down Rule”, which are providing a happy shopping experience to the customers. In decades, Walmart has a strong desire to obtain big market share in China via its successful model in U.S. However, the idea is possible but really difficult and full of challenge to implement, because of the culture differences and reality of China. First, with the rapid growth of economy, regional difference and urban-rural income disparities are growing. Walmart started in small-town locations in the history, while in China, it is impossible to locate in towns first and it has to go to urban areas, because of both the policy and disparities. Second, in China, policy for overseas investment is considerably strict and local protectionism stubbornly exist. For example, in the early 1990s, Chinese government limit foreign investment for avoiding the intensive competition which the government afraid of out of control. Before China as a WTO member, the policy, no matter in fiscal or legal, is close restraint foreign companies. Only a few acts came out to protect foreign investors. Also, only a few regions allowed to open the door, such as Beijing, Shanghai, Tianjin, Guangzhou, Dalian, Qingdao, and the five special economic
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