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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
Title variation remainder
how the worlds most powerful company really works-- and how its transforming the American economy
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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
Summary
Award-winning journalist Charles Fishman reveals that what we know about Wal-Mart isn't even half of the real story--the company is now so powerful that it has become a kind of economic ecosystem that affects our everyday lives, even if we don't shop at Wal-Mart. In contrast to recent polemics, The Wal-Mart effect offers the first truly fair, thought provoking look at the hidden reach and transformative power that is "the Wal-Mart effect."
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Cataloging source
B@L
Dewey number
381.1490973
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
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how the world's most powerful company really works-- and how it's transforming the American economy
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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, Charles Fishman
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Publication
Note
"New material: Wal-Mart talks back" -- cover
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 287-307) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
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txt
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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
8529906
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
320 pages
Isbn
9780143038788
Lccn
2005055522
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm77562176
  • (Sirsi) i9781594200762
  • (OCoLC)77562176
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
Note
"New material: Wal-Mart talks back" -- cover
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 287-307) 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
8529906
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
320 pages
Isbn
9780143038788
Lccn
2005055522
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm77562176
  • (Sirsi) i9781594200762
  • (OCoLC)77562176

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