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The Resource The Wal-Mart supply chain controversy, N. Craig Smith, Robert J. Crawford

The Wal-Mart supply chain controversy, N. Craig Smith, Robert J. Crawford

Label
The Wal-Mart supply chain controversy
Title
The Wal-Mart supply chain controversy
Statement of responsibility
N. Craig Smith, Robert J. Crawford
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Contributor
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Wal-Mart received widespread praise for its response to Hurricane Katrina when it hit the Louisiana coast in August 2005 and low prices at the world's largest retailer are estimated to save consumers billions of dollars a year. Nonetheless, it was coming under increasing criticism for core business practices, ranging from detrimental effects on communities when Wal-Mart stores are established, to abusive labour practices, to alleged sourcing from sweatshops. This case looks at the benefits and the potentially harmful consequences of the Wal-Mart business model. The focus is on supply chain issues and, more specifically, a lawsuit brought by the International Labor Rights Fund (ILRF) charging that Wal-Mart failed to meet contractual obligations specified in its Standards for Suppliers Agreement. However, the retailer must respond to a range of criticisms that chief executive Lee Scott recognizes are harming its reputation. Scott asks, in reference to Wal-Mart's response to Katrina, "what would it take for Wal-Mart to be that company, at our best, all the time?" More fundamentally, the case asks, how sustainable is Wal-Mart's business model?
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1958-
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Smith, N. Craig
Dewey number
381.1490973
Index
no index present
LC call number
HF5429.215.U6
LC item number
S65 2006
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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Crawford, Robert J.
Series statement
SAGE Knowledge. Cases
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  • Scott, Lee
  • Discount houses (Retail trade)
  • Wal-Mart (Firm)
  • Big business
  • Marketing
Target audience
specialized
Label
The Wal-Mart supply chain controversy, N. Craig Smith, Robert J. Crawford
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Publication
Note
  • Originally Published InSmith, N. C., & Crawford, R. J. (2006). The Wal-Mart supply chain controversy. Journal of Business Ethics Education, 3(1), 143-164. JBEE3-0CS2
  • 2Teacher Notes for Sage Business Cases are available for academic staff. Contact the Liaison Librarian for Business and Management for details3
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
SAGE000005782
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781526460912
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Specific material designation
remote
Label
The Wal-Mart supply chain controversy, N. Craig Smith, Robert J. Crawford
Publication
Note
  • Originally Published InSmith, N. C., & Crawford, R. J. (2006). The Wal-Mart supply chain controversy. Journal of Business Ethics Education, 3(1), 143-164. JBEE3-0CS2
  • 2Teacher Notes for Sage Business Cases are available for academic staff. Contact the Liaison Librarian for Business and Management for details3
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
SAGE000005782
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781526460912
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Specific material designation
remote

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