Walmart Mnc Report

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Walmart Stores, Inc. MNC Profile Report By: William Campos Date: 04/30/2012 BA 4371 International Business Instructor: Eric Tsang Words: 2,770 Table of Contents Introduction……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….3 Company Background………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..3 HR Management………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..4 Organizational Structure……………………………………………………………………………………………………………5 Supply Chain Management………………………………………………………………………………………………………..6 Mode of Entry……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………7 Product Adaptation……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………8 Ethics…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………9…show more content…
He instilled a spirit of well being and created a company where 70% of its managerial staff was recruited from hourly workers in the stores (ICMR 2003). Transferring this particular work culture to foreign countries has been a struggle for local employees. Walmart Stores, Inc. has had to adjust their company culture to transition more smoothly into certain markets. Walmart’s rapid international growth created a lack of quality management. Managers in foreign countries were unable to speak the language of that particular country, therefore creating a swarm of problems. The language barrier was not the only issue, cultural differences accounted for the majority of the issues. It wasn’t until the company chose to decentralize management authority from their headquarters to their International division that each leader of their market was able to freely manage their operations and merchandising (Zellner, Schidt, 2001). Walmart has attempted to recruit top management for each market from the host country. For example, Rai Jain the Managing Director and CEO of Walmart India is a native of India. However not all of the market leaders are from the host country. An example would be Steve Dacus, an American who is the President and CEO of Walmart Japan (Walmart.com). Organizational Structure In order to understand the success and failure of Walmart Stores, Inc. in markets other than the United States, we
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