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Contents Figure and Tables Introduction by Stan Brunn Part I. Wal-Mart and the World 1 The Geostrategy of Global Business: Wal-Mart and its Historical Forbears Peter J. Hugill 2 Wal-Mart Nation: Mapping the Reach of a Retail Colossus Matthew A. Zook and Mark Graham 3 Wal-Mart?s World Steve Burt and Leigh Sparks Part II. Early Years and Store Location 4 Discounting Northern Capital: Financing the World?s Largest Retailer from the Periphery William Graves 5 Wal-Mart Supercenter Market Share of Grocery Retailing in U.S. Metropolitan Areas J. Dennis Lord 6 Wal-Mart-scapes in Rural and Small Town America Holly R. Barcus Part III. Organizational Culture 7 Falling Prices, Happy Faces: Organizational Culture at Wal-Mart A. Jane Dunnett and Stephen J. Arnold 8 Wal-Mart: The New Retail Colossus and Women Workers Symposium Ellen I. Rosen 9 Labor and the Wal-Mart Effect Jennifer Bair and Sam Bernstein 10 Wal-Mart as a Phenomenon in the Legal World: Matters of Scale, Scale Matters Lea S. VanderVelde Part IV. Culture, Communities, and Conflicts 11 The Institutional Semiotics of Wal-Mart Flyers and Signage in the United States, United Kingdom, Germany, and China Stephen J. Arnold, Nailin Bu, Ulrike Gerhard, Elke Pioch and Zhengxin Sun 12 Cathedrals of Consumption: A Political Phenomenology of Wal-Mart Barney Warf and Thomas Chapman 13 Visualizing Wal-Mart as Home: Where the Heart Is and King of the Hill Benjamin Smith 14 Examining Wal-Mart?s Relationship with Local Communities through Investigation of Advertising Alecia M. Brettschneider and Fred M. Shelley 15 Wal-Mart and Partisan Politics: From Agricultural Volatility to Red-State Culture Fred M. Shelley, Adrienne M. Proffer, and Lisa DeChano Part V. Globalization 16 The Wal-Martification of Teotihuacan: Issues of Resistance and Cultural Heritage Margath A. Walker, David Walker, Yanga Villagomez Velazquez 17 Global Production and Distribution: Wal-Mart?s Global Logistics Empire (With Special Reference to the China/Southern California Connection) Edna Bonacich and Jake B. Wilson 18 ASDA: Wal-Mart in The United Kingdom Steve Burt and Leigh Sparks 19 Challenges Facing Wal-Mart in the German Market Susan Christopherson 20 The Myth of Wal-Martization: Retail Globalization and Local Competition in Japan and Germany Yuko Aoyama and Guido Schwarz 21 Penetrating the Great Wall, Conquering the Middle Kingdom: Wal-Mart in China Shuguang Wang and Yongchang Zhang 22 Consuming Wal-Mart: A Case Study in Shenzhen Lucia Lo, Lu Wang, with Wei Li 23 Supermarkets and the (M)art of Ling Shou Chris Webster 24 Globalization of Food Retailing and the Consequences of Wal-Martization in Mexico James J. Biles 25 Wal-Mart Goes South: Sizing Up the Chain?s Mexican Success Story Chris Tilly References Contributors Index
Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication:
Wal-Mart (Firm) -- Management.
International business enterprises -- Management.
International economic relations.