Walmart Competitive Dynamics
This project is intended to provide current material for class discussion and review. This material must relate to your Course Project subject. To receive full credit for this requirement, submit the In the News during Week 5. The project may draw on items from the online environmentnewspapers, magazines, and websitesto provide current (i.e., within the last year) examples of course-related topics (i.e., business strategy from this weeks reading assignment). Relevance and probable interest to the class are especially welcome. These items should be accompanied by a one- to two-page report (using bullet points). Be sure to use specific course concepts from the readings in Chapters 5, 6, 8, 9, or 10. Examples are: Competitive Advantage-Porters Generic Strategies (page 162), The Experience Curve (page 165), Industry Life Cycle Stages (pages 187189), Turnaround Strategies (pages 193195), Vertical Integration (pages 210214), Portfolio Management and the BCG Matrix (pages 216226), Strategic Alliances and Joint Ventures (pages 226228), Competitive Dynamics (pages 299306), Culture (pages 322330), and Organization Structure (pages 357385).
Be sure you include the news article or a summary, as well as the one- to two-page report using bullet points that fully addresses the following points in this order.
Why and how the news material is important and relevant to the course content using specific course concepts from this weeks assigned reading by citing the name of the concept and the page it is located on in the textbook.
What practical managerial implications the material has.