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What kind of structure best describes the way Walmart operates? Why is the structure appropriate? Would another structure fit better?

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Walmart uses a global strategy, with local focus in its' divisional structure. The company is divided into a three product divisional structure, based on the type of store. The divisions include Walmart Stores (United States), Sam's Club (United States) and International division. This allows the company to operate efficiently within each locale. Each division is able to focus its' efforts on specific priorities, while still taking advantage of the company's overall knowledge and efficiencies. ...

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This solution describes the kind of structure that best describes the way Walmart operates. It evaluates why the structure is appropriate and whether another structure would be better. It includes references.

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