Wal-Mart World: The World's Biggest Corporation in the Global Economy

Wal-Mart World: The World's Biggest Corporation in the Global Economy

by Stanley D. Brunn

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ISBN-13: 9781135929121
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 08/31/2006
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 424
File size: 7 MB

About the Author

Stanley D. Brunn is Professor of Geography at the University of Kentucky.He is the former editor of both The Professional Geographer and of the Annals, AAG.
His research record includes a number of authored and edited books and numerous articles that have appeared in geography and interdisciplinary journals. He has taught for short periods at more than a dozen European and Central Asian universities; these include Finland, Sweden, Ireland, Switzerland, Austria, Slovenia, the Netherlands, Bosnia, Kosovo, Kazakstan, and Kyrgyzstan. During the past four decades he has made presentations at dozens of national and international conferences. He was elected University of Kentucky Distinguished Professor in the College of Arts and Sciences in 1989-90. Stan has also been active in the Association of American Geographers, including editor of both The Professional Geographer and of the Annals, AAG. He received AAG Honors in 1994; also he has served on a number of IGU, NCGE, and AAG committees, including co-chair of the AAG Centennial Coordinating Committee. During the past two decades he has worked with educators in Kentucky to train teachers and to improve the quality of instruction in the state's schools. Among the many highlights of his professional career was his appearance on NBC's Today Show in 1971 to discuss his proposed political reorganization of the United States.

Table of Contents

Part I: Corporation History and the American Experience
1. Northwest Arkansas: The Home of Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.  2. "Reading" Wal-Mart's Success Through the American Experience: Mixes of Frontierism, Consumerism, Grassroots Entrepreneurialism, Rural Renaissance and Globalization  Part II: The Corporation  3. Global Production Networks and Local Distributors: Wal-Mart and the Logistics of Production  4. The Wal-Mart Nexus: Corporate Elites and Networks  5. Wall Street and Wal-Mart: Overcoming Headquarters Isolation To Finance the Creation of the World's Largest Retailer  6. The Wal-Martization of the U.S. Food Industry  7. Wal-Mart Supercenter Market Share in Grocery Retailing the U.S. Metropolitan Areas  8. Women Workers at Wal-Mart  Part III: Globalization  9. Wal-Mart's World  10. The Geopolitics of Global Business: Wal-Mart and the Wider World  11. Retailers of the World Unite: What Happens When Retailers Rule the World  12. Wal-Mart, Inc., gov.: Far Eastern Tales of Consumer-Led Democracy  13. Penetrating the Emerging Markets: The Entry and Expansion of Wal-Mart in China  14. Consuming Wal-Mart: A Case Study in Shenzhen  15. Challenges Facing Wal-Mart in the German Market  16. The Myth of Wal-Martization: Retail Globalization and Local Competition in Germany and Japan  17. Wal-Mart in Mexico: A Retail Sector in Transition  18. Is Wal-Mart the New Standard Bearer of Industrial Relations in America  19. Wal-Mart as a Legal Strategy  20. Is Design Review an Effective Tool in Shaping Wal-Mart To Fit the Inner City Setting?  21. The Resistance of Rural African-American Communities to Wal-Mart Developments  Part V: Consumerism and Popular Culture  22. The Institutional Semiotics of Wal-Mart's Retail Internationalization  23. Cathedrals of Consumption: Commodity Signs and the Walmartization of Consumer Consciousness  24. Marketing, Advertising, and Local Community Relationships in Wal-Mart's Expansion  25. Wal-Mart as a Country Store: A Case Study in Folk Culture and Globalization  26. Wal-Mart and the Rural Landscape  27. Finding the Heart of America in the Aisles of Wal-Mart: Where the Heart Is as a Popular Culture Discourse  28. Photoessay on Wal-Mart

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