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Case
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Reference no. 9-704-430
Prize winner
Published by:
Harvard Business Publishing (2003)
Version:
30 January 2004
Length:
32 pages
Data source:
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Abstract:
Examine's Wal-Mart's development over three decades and provides financial and descriptive detail of its domestic operations. In 2003, Wal-Mart's Supercenter business has surpassed its domestic business as the largest generator of revenues. Its international operation seems poised to become the next growth driver for the company as it marches toward the trillion dollar sales mark. But problems are starting to surface even as the company is winning recognition as the number one company in the Fortune 500 - unions keep pressuring its minimum-wage employees and allegations of gender discrimination are alleged. Teaching purpose: To introduce students to creating a competitive advantage.
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United States, 1965-2003, USD245 billion revenues
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