|Due By (Pacific Time)||11/29/2016 12:00 am|
Rubric: Prepare a presentation for the class based on those discussions. The presentation should be done using PowerPoint. . Do not exceed 20 slides. In addition to 100 points possible in this rubric you will earn up to 10 extra credit points for presentation style (110 possible points and 100 point scale).
Topic Description Point Value
Case Overview 2-3 slides summarizing your team’s case. 1-10 points
Assess The Environment 2-3 slides assessing the environment in which your firm operates 1-10 points
Cultural Context 2-3 slides describing the cultures your firm encounters and how that impacts their behaviors 1-20 points
Strategy 2-3 slides describing the strategy of your firm. How is it working? What would you do different? 1-20 points
Human Resources 2-3 slides describing the HR issues presented in your case and how the firm deals with them. What would you do different? 1-20 points
Case Questions Answer the case questions at the end of your case 1-10 points
Conclusion What other recommendations do you have for your firm? 1-10 points
1. What were the reason for wal-mart shifting its focus to Africa? Do you think Africa offers good growth prospects for wal-mart in the future?
2. Why did walmart face opposition from trade unions and other government department over its acquisition of Massmart? Do you think the opposition coalition had a vald point in opposing the deal? Justify your answer.
3. hat strategies should Walmart follow to succeed in a market like Africa with its low income levels and high poverty incidence? Do you think its low-cost model will be successful in Africa? Give reasons to support your answer.
Book: International Management
Managing Across Borders and Cultures, Rext and Cases Ninth Edition, Helen Deresky.
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