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Walmart in the Global South : workplace culture, labor politics, and supply chains

Author: Carolina Bank Muñoz; Bridget Kenny; Antonio Stecher
Publisher: Austin : University of Texas Press, ©2018 2018.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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"As the largest private employer in the world, Walmart dominates media and academic debate about the global expansion of transnational retail corporations and the working conditions in retail operations and across the supply chain. Yet far from being a monolithic force conquering the world, Walmart must confront and adapt to diverse policies and practices pertaining to regulation, economy, history, union  Read more...
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Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Carolina Bank Muñoz; Bridget Kenny; Antonio Stecher
ISBN: 9781477315675 1477315675 9781477315682 1477315683
OCLC Number: 1004376200
Description: viii, 267 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Introduction. Situating Walmart in a global context : workplace cultures, industrial relations and supply chains / Carolina Bank Muñoz, Bridget Kenny, and Antonio Stecher --
Walmart in Brazil : from global diffusion to national institutional embeddedness? / Katiuscia Moreno Galhera, Scott B. Martin, and João Paulo Candia Veiga --
Walmart and labor conditions in South Africa : local retailing, contract labor, and union weakness / Bridget Kenny --
Walmart workers in Chile : a case of union democracy, militancy, and strategic capacity / Carolina Bank Muñoz --
Rank and file union activism in Walmart-mart Argentina / Paula Abal Medina --
Walmart culture in the information technologies industry in Mexico / Gabriela Victoria Alvarado --
Walmart's direct farmer programme in South Africa : developmental state victory or corporate whitewash? / Stephen Greenberg --
Brokering development : NGO's and Walmart-mart in low-income countries / Jennifer Wiegel --
Walmart's human trafficking problem : shrimp farming in Thailand / Nicholas Rudikoff --
Final reflections / Carolina Bank Muñoz, Bridget Kenny, and Antonio Stecher.
Responsibility: edited by Carolina Bank Muñoz, Bridget Kenny, Antonio Stecher.

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With empirical case studies of Walmart's entry into Latin America, Africa, and Asia, this book reveals how the world's largest private employer has had to adapt its labor practices and supply chain  Read more...

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