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Wal-Mart: Major Threats & Opportunities

What are the major threats to the company's ability to serve its stakeholders and make its mission a reality?

What are the major opportunities available to improve the company's ability to meet the need and make the vision come about?

Write on this issue and try to think creatively. I am more interested in you really thinking this through than I am with research and facts. You do not need to disclose any private information. But it should be fun to "play boss" for the moment and analyze what the major external threats and outside opportunities are at play.

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I want you to look outside the company.

What are the major threats to the company's ability to serve its stakeholders and make its mission a reality?
The major threats to the company's ability to serve its stakeholders and make its mission a reality are many. One of the threats that may prevent Wal-Mart from making its mission realty is the effect it has on the local businesses. Wal-Mart claims that it wants to be an advocate for minority and women owned businesses, but, whenever Wal-Mart opens its stores in an area, 50% of the small businesses in the area have to close down. A large number of these businesses are minority and women owned businesses. So, this is a major threat to the community where Wal-Mart opens a store (1). The second major threat to the company's ability to serve its stakeholders and make its mission a reality is the threat of competition. There is an increasingly larger number of discount stores and these have more attractive prices than those found at Wal-Mart. In foreign markets, ...

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This posting gives you an in-depth insight into Wal-Mart's major threats to their stakeholder and mission, both from within and without, as well as the opportunities that arise to help the company improve its ability to achieve profitability and vision. 651 words and 2 references.

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