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Wal-Mart SWOT Analysis and Mandatory Outline

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Conduct a thorough analysis of the internal Strengths and Weaknesses and external Opportunities and Threats for that organization.

You must use the mandatory outline. Your SWOT case should be in a cohesive essay format; no bullet points.
Analyze the internal and external environments of the organization along the following terms:

Section I:

Give a company history, including a Mission Statement if available.

Section II:

Thoroughly explain at least three (each) major Strengths and Weaknesses . For each strength discuss whether or not that strength could be considered a distinctive competence for the organization. For each weakness, discuss what the organization could do to minimize that weakness. You should have a minimum of a full paragraph for each discussion of each strength and weakness. Note that bullet points are not acceptable.

Paper Format:

Correctly produced APA parenthetical citations and Reference list. You must have a minimum of three external research sources
Mandatory format: outline)

I. Organization History, including a Mission Statement if possible II. Organizational Strengths and Weaknesses
A. First Organizational Strength
1. Reason it is considered a strength
2. Explain whether or not this strength could be considered a distinctive competence
B. Second Organizational Strength
1. Reason it is considered a strength
2. Explain whether or not this strength could be considered a distinctive competence
C. Third Organizational Strength
1. Reason it is considered a strength
2. Explain whether or not this strength could be considered a distinctive competence
D. First Organizational Weakness.
1. Reason it is considered a weakness.
2. Discuss how the organization can minimize this weakness.
E. Second Organizational Weakness
1. Reason it is considered a weakness
2. Discuss how the organization can minimize this weakness.
F. Third Organizational Weakness
1. Reason it is considered a weakness.
2. Discuss how the organization can minimize this weakness.

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Section I:

Give a company history, including a Mission Statement if available.
Wal-Mart mission statement is "to help people save money so they can live better".
The history of Wal-Mart is that Sam Walton, from Arkansas opened a Ben Franklin franchise in Bentonville, Arkansas in 1947, he named it "Walton's Five and Dime". He used the strategy of using slightly lower markups than competitors and achieved very high sales. The first Wal-Mart store was opened in 1962 at 719 Walnut Ave in Rogers, Arkansas In the next five years the company grew to 24 stores spread over Arkansas. In 1968, the first Wal-Mart opened outside the sate in Missouri and in Oklahoma. The company was incorporated on 31st October 1969. The next year it opened a distribution center in Bentonville, Arkansas. It became a publicly held company in October 1970. The expansion of Wal-Mart continued. It entered Tennessee in 1973, Kentucky and Mississippi in 1974, and Texas in 1975.
Section II:

Thoroughly explain at least three (each) major Strengths and Weaknesses . For each strength, discuss whether or not that strength could be considered a distinctive competence for the organization. For each weakness, discuss what the organization could do to minimize that weakness. You should have a minimum of a full paragraph for each discussion of each strength and weakness. Note that bullet points are not acceptable.

Paper Format:

Correctly produced APA parenthetical citations and Reference list. You must have a minimum of three external research sources
Mandatory format: outline)

I. Organization History, including a Mission Statement if possible II. Organizational Strengths and Weaknesses
A. First Organizational Strength
1. Reason it is considered a strength
2. Explain whether or not this strength could be considered a distinctive competence
B. Second Organizational Strength
1. Reason it is considered a strength
2. Explain whether or not this strength could be considered a distinctive competence
C. Third Organizational Strength
1. Reason it is considered a strength
2. Explain whether or not this strength ...

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