Case 1 Wal-Mart - An Example of a Case Study Analysis (10-09-14)

Case 1 Wal-Mart - An Example of a Case Study Analysis (10-09-14)

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Developed and Written by Darryl Mleynek BA 385: Business Environment Case Study Analysis Template 1 Analyst’s Name: Darryl Mleynek Date: 10/0914 Case Study Name: Wal-Mart: The Main Street Merchant of Doom I. The Pre-Analysis: A. Perspective: 1. Author’s Perspective. Describe the perspective 2 of the author(s) of the case study and possible biases of the author(s): 3 The case study was originally written by William Rupp from the University of Montevallo in Montevallo, Alabama, where he is 1 The concepts underlying this analytical methodology are in part based upon the thought of the Czech philosopher Edmund Husserl (1859 - 1938) and his philosophy of phenomenology, which includes a methodology for rigorous analysis in the social sciences. Husserl, one of the most eminent philosophers of the 20 th Century, was a professor at the University of Freiburg, one of Europe’s oldest and most prestigious universities. To analyze means to examine methodically by separating what is being examined into constituent parts, then searching for essential meanings while also searching to understand the relationships among the parts. An analysis puts forward assertions supported by evidence ( i.e . [ id est ], facts linked together within a logically persuasive presentation of what the facts demonstrate or prove). It avoids assertions made as if self-evidently true. Logic alone is inherently a weak form of evidence. Not all of the answers are given in the text; some must be ferreted out or dug out by analyzing the text— i.e . by asking questions of the text. Questions, too, must be analyzed to discover their intent and to maintain focus in your response. Wherever appropriate, use the concepts and terminology you are studying in this course. This is important in answering most questions, but is especially important when writing Section V. To the extent you do not use concepts and terminology from the course, your grade will be correspondingly lower. The assigned cases involve organizational sustainability, operations-quality leadership, stakeholder management, moral leadership, and environmental leadership, among many other concepts . Use this template with the footnotes included. Type answers following the paragraph sign ( ¶ ). Use bullets or numbering, and employ other formatting, if you wish. Single-space. You may double-space between paragraphs or bulleted points. If the answer is “Not Applicable” or “None,” state that. All questions require a response, except sometimes for a few questions containing the words “ if any ” in italics. Generally, you should write in complete sentences. (9/30/14 version) 1 Note: This analysis of a case study is provided as an example of how to use the template. It is not meant to suggest that the answers given are the only appropriate answers. They are good responses, however.
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