1. Research publicly available information for Walmart using materials posted on the company’s Website and additional information gleaned from reliable sources. Your report should explain what you found and have concluded using your own words.
  2. Apply the theories, concepts, and best practices discussed by Barney and Hesterly and supplement this with support from other scholarly work as appropriate. Among other things you will want to:
  3. Clarify to the extent possible the firm’s current strategy and articulated rationale therefore. News about investor conferences and interviews with corporate leaders can often be helpful as are annual and other company reports
  4. Look for evidence of adequate resources and a coherent combination of actions that support articulated strategic goals (strategic alignment).
  5. Determine how the firm strives to distinguish itself from competitors (evidence of sources of lasting or durable or sustainable competitive advantage).
  6. Seek evidence of success in implementing the strategy and in leadership attention thereto. (Key success factors and market achievements.)
  7. Seek evidence of any actions or competitive conditions that may put the company at risk, including those that could be viewed as unethical.
  8. Determine the firm’s customer value and profit propositions and analyze the viability of its current business model.
  9. Present your conclusions about whether the organization you selected passes the following tests:

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  1. Research publicly available information for Walmart using materials posted on the company’s Website and additional information gleaned from reliable sources. Your report should explain what you found and have concluded using your own words.
  2. Apply the theories, concepts, and best practices discussed by Barney and Hesterly and supplement this with support from other scholarly work as appropriate. Among other things you will want to:
  3. Clarify to the extent possible the firm’s current strategy and articulated rationale therefore. News about investor conferences and interviews with corporate leaders can often be helpful as are annual and other company reports
  4. Look for evidence of adequate resources and a coherent combination of actions that support articulated strategic goals (strategic alignment).
  5. Determine how the firm strives to distinguish itself from competitors (evidence of sources of lasting or durable or sustainable competitive advantage).
  6. Seek evidence of success in implementing the strategy and in leadership attention thereto. (Key success factors and market achievements.)
  7. Seek evidence of any actions or competitive conditions that may put the company at risk, including those that could be viewed as unethical.
  8. Determine the firm’s customer value and profit propositions and analyze the viability of its current business model.
  9. Present your conclusions about whether the organization you selected passes the following tests:

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