Wal-Mart: The Face Of Twenty-First-Century Capitalism

Wal-Mart: The Face Of Twenty-First-Century Capitalism

Nelson Lichtenstein


Edited by means of one of many nation’s preeminent exertions historians, this e-book marks an bold attempt to dissect the entire quantity of Wal-Mart’s enterprise operations, its social results, and its position within the U.S. and international financial system. Wal-Mart is predicated on a spring 2004 convention of best historians, company analysts, sociologists, and exertions leaders that instantly attracted the eye of the nationwide media, drawing profiles within the New York Times, Los Angeles Times, and the New York overview of Books. Their contributions are tailored the following for a common audience.

At the top of the 19th century the Pennsylvania Railroad declared itself “the usual of the world.” in additional fresh years, IBM after which Microsoft appeared the template for a brand new, worldwide details economic climate. yet on the sunrise of the twenty-first century, Wal-Mart has overtaken all competitors because the world-transforming financial establishment of our time.

Presented in an obtainable structure and generally illustrated with charts and graphs, Wal-Mart examines such themes because the immense retailer’s managerial tradition, progressive use of technological innovation, and debatable pay and promotional practices to supply the main entire consultant but to be had to America’s greatest company.

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