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Case study write-up #1: Wal-Mart Late in 2005,...




Case study write-up #1: Wal-Mart Late in 2005, Wal-Mart announced a series of sweeping new strategic initiatives. Each student is to write a case analysis of Wal-Mart's current strategy and challenges. The paper should be 10-12 typed pages, due in week 4, should address each of the bullet points listed below. Include at least three (3) sources in addition to the references provided. ? What threats and challenges is Wal-Mart currently facing? ? What priorities did Wal-Mart CEO Lee Scott set in his ?Wal-Mart: Twenty-First Century Leadership? address (24 Oct 2005)? ? Wal-Mart?s Board discussed proposals to meet (some of) these challenges at a board retreat in 2005. Discuss these initiatives as outlined in the ?Supplemental Benefits Documentation: Board of Directors Retreat FY06" See also Wal-Mart health cost strategy NYT 26Oct2005. Was additional damage done to Wal-Mart by the leaking to the public of the Board Benefits Strategy document? ? Comment on two recent Wal-Mart initiatives from the standpoints of: a) Strategy and b) PR. ? Discuss Wal-Mart?s strategic social challenges from the standpoint of Bonini, Sheila M. J.; Mendonca, Lenny T.; Oppenheim, Jeremy M. When social issues become strategic. McKinsey Quarterly. 2006 no. 2. ? Were all of the issues Wal-Mart now faces already evident in the 2003 case study? See attachments below for links to articles. Additional sources: Wal-Mart as Leviathan New York Review of Books. 16 Dec 2004 Lee Scott on why Wal-Mart is playing nicer. Business Week. 03 Oct 2005. 94/5. Wal-Mart Experimental Stores: Environments of scale. By: Payton, Paula. European Retail Digest, Winter2005 Issue 48, p7-12, 6p. Wal-Mart and Carrefour as Home-Region Multinationals. By: Rugman, Alan M.; Dossett, Aaron. European Retail Digest, Winter2005 Issue 48, p61-65. NB: Consult current developments in the business press. Rev. 27-May-13. Associated Files ?walmart_environmental_stores.pdfView in a new window ?walmart_21st_c_vision_lee_scott_24oct2005.pdfView in a new window ?wal-mart_bd_benefits_strategy_fy06.pdfView in a new window ?why_walmart_is_playing_nicer_buswk_03oct2005.pdfView in a new window ?Walmart_as_Leviathan_NYRBks_16Dec2004.pdfView in a new window ?strategic_social_issues_mckinseyq_sp2006.pdfView in a new window ?walmart_and_carrefour_home_region_strategies.pdfView in a new window ?walmart_health_cost_strategy_nyt_26oct2005.pdf


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