INB 205 Week 6 - Wal-Mart takes on the world (mini-case 12.1)

INB 205 Week 6 - Wal-Mart takes on the world (mini-case 12.1)

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Wal-Mart takes on the World – Minicase I. Introduction Wal-Mart Corporation, a private company based in the United States, has been famous all over the world due to its low price retailing business despite numerous competitors such as Kmart, Sears and Target among others. In the United States alone, it has an employment of almost one million workers, aside from the over 300,000 employees worldwide. With this, it can be concluded that Wal-Mart has created more jobs than any other companies globally. Having the largest population in the world, India’s total labor force, comprised of self-employed, wage and salary earning, casual and unemployed, was estimated at around 407 million in 1999 to 2000. The organized labor force of hired, regular and contractual employment is comprised only of 14% the total labor force in which: 60.4% comes from agriculture; 22.3% provide services in trade, hotels, business services and social and personal services; while the remaining 17.3% goes to the industry consisting of manufacturing, mining and quarrying, construction, electricity gas and water (National Sample Survey Organization, 2001). Unlike China who also relies on its labor force, India’s labor market and competitive-edge is underrated and yet to be fully-tapped as most of manufacturing industries and services are being done in the former. With this, the paper aims to analyze the potential of India’s market sector and provide necessary recommendations for the Wal-Mart prospective expansion operations. II. Analysis of India’s Market Status – Using the SWOT Analysis (Strength, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats) Factors Strengths Weaknesses Economic § Large human capital, as the services sector rapidly increases.§ From a state-run
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INB 205 Week 6 - Wal-Mart takes on the world (mini-case 12.1)

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