Is Sam Walton the true American entrepreneur?
Is the "box store" responsible for killing off American entrepreneurial spirit?
Whether you look at Wal-Mart's marketing strategies, salary policies, international expansion efforts or supplier relationships, there is always something to discuss.
To help you open the dialogue, we have created a theme entitled, "Wal-Mart: Box Store Bully or Gentle Giant?"
View Wal-Mart's theme in e-clips
In this theme, we pull clips from many different interviews and lectures.:
- Watch Wal-Mart's Senior Vice President and General Merchandise Manager of Perishables share the Wal-Mart "party line"
- Listen to young entrepreneurs share their experiences in establishing vendor relationships with the leviathan
- Hear comments from a General Manager at Procter & Gamble as he discusses the strengths and weaknesses of Wal-Mart's marketing practices
- And much more...
Whether Wal-Mart is the shining example of how one American entrepreneur can build an empire or the evil reality of a massive corporation that can destroy local businesses, let e-clips help you bring that discussion to the classroom.April 5, 2006: As a follow up to this blog entry, NPR's "All Things Considered" aired an interesting segment discussing Wal-Mart's intention to offer classes to Mom-and-Pop shops on how to survive when Wal-Mart comes to town. Are they acting out of guilt or good-nature? Listen and decide for yourself!