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The Resource The Wal-Mart effect : how the world's most powerful company really works, and how it's transforming the American economy, Charles Fishman

The Wal-Mart effect : how the world's most powerful company really works, and how it's transforming the American economy, Charles Fishman

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The Wal-Mart effect : how the world's most powerful company really works, and how it's transforming the American economy
Title
The Wal-Mart effect
Title remainder
how the world's most powerful company really works, and how it's transforming the American economy
Statement of responsibility
Charles Fishman
Title variation
Walmart effect
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Wal-Mart is not just the world's largest company--it is the largest company in the history of the world. It is estimated that the company's low prices save American consumers $10 billion a year--but the #1 employer in 37 states has never let a union in the door. Though 70% of Americans now live within a 15-minute drive of a Wal-Mart, we have not even begun to understand the true power of the company. We know about the lawsuits and the labour protests, but what we don't know is how profoundly the "Wal-Mart effect" is changing our America's economy, our workforce, our communities, and our environment. Journalist Fishman takes us on a behind-the-scenes investigative expedition, interviewing 25 high-level ex-executives and a host of Wal-Mart's suppliers, and journeying to the ports and factories where Wal-Mart's power is warping the very structure of the world's market.--From publisher description. Includes information on Chile, China, economic effects, factory workers, food production, global factories, global outsourcing, lawn mowers, price/pricing, quality of products, salmon farming, shopping, Snapper, supplier/Wal-Mart relationship, Target, Sam Walton, etc
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1961-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Fishman, Charles
Dewey number
381/.1490973
Index
index present
LC call number
HF5429.215.U6
LC item number
F57 2006
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Wal-Mart (Firm)
  • Discount houses (Retail trade)
Label
The Wal-Mart effect : how the world's most powerful company really works, and how it's transforming the American economy, Charles Fishman
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 263-283) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Who knew shopping was so important? -- Sam Walton's ten-pound bass -- Makin bacon, a Wal-Mart fairy tale -- The squeeze -- The man who said no to Wal-Mart -- What do we actually know about Wal-Mart? -- Salmon, shirts, and the meaning of low prices -- The power of pennies -- Wal-Mart and the decent society -- Epilogue: Peoria, September 2005
Control code
62282449
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
294 pages
Isbn
9781594200762
Lccn
2005054826
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)62282449
Label
The Wal-Mart effect : how the world's most powerful company really works, and how it's transforming the American economy, Charles Fishman
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 263-283) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Who knew shopping was so important? -- Sam Walton's ten-pound bass -- Makin bacon, a Wal-Mart fairy tale -- The squeeze -- The man who said no to Wal-Mart -- What do we actually know about Wal-Mart? -- Salmon, shirts, and the meaning of low prices -- The power of pennies -- Wal-Mart and the decent society -- Epilogue: Peoria, September 2005
Control code
62282449
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
294 pages
Isbn
9781594200762
Lccn
2005054826
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)62282449

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