Labor Contestation at Walmart Brazil

Labor Contestation at Walmart Brazil

This book explores how and why the labor practices of the world’s largest employer, supermarket giant Walmart, were contested by unions and government regulators as it expanded to Latin America starting in the 1990s.

Author: Scott B. Martin

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9783030746728

Category: Political Science

Page: 309

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This book explores how and why the labor practices of the world’s largest employer, supermarket giant Walmart, were contested by unions and government regulators as it expanded to Latin America starting in the 1990s. With an in-depth case study of Brazil, and a comparative chapter examining Argentina, Chile, and Mexico, this book analyzes the problematic encounter between diffusion of home-office anti-labor practices and evolving national institutional contexts that are quite varied and in some cases enable considerable resistance by unions and/or regulators. Walmart’s “repressive familial” and “anti-union” model is found to generate costs and conflicts that contributed to its unprofitability and ultimate exit from Brazil in 2018. This experience, contrasted with country situations where Walmart’s overall competitive and labor and human resource practices “fit” better with national markets and institutions, underlines the brittle, problematic nature of diffusionist corporate models lacking adaptive capacity to significant cross-national variations across host countries.
Categories: Political Science

Wal Mart World

Wal Mart World

... labor and government in Germany, suppliers in Argentina, Brazil, Germany, and Korea, regulatory authorities in the United Kingdom). The implementation of Wal-Mart's business model is contested. Resistance or contestation of ...

Author: Stanley D. Brunn

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135929138

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 424

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Now that Wal-Mart has conquered the US, can it conquer the world? As Wal-Mart World shows, the corporation is certainly trying. For a number of years, Wal-Mart has been the largest company in the United States. Now, though, it is the largest company in the world. Its global labor practices and outsourcing strategies represent for many what contemporary economic globalization is all about. But Wal-Mart is not standing still, and is opening up stores everywhere. From Germany to Beijing to Mexico City to Tokyo, more than a billion shoppers can now hunt for bargains at a Wal-Mart superstore. Wal-Mart World is the first book to look at this incredibly important phenomenon in global perspective, with chapters that range from its growth in the US and impact on labor relations here to its fortunes overseas. How Wal-Mart manages this transition in the near future will play a significant role in the determining the character of the global economy. Wal-Mart World's impressively broad scope makes it necessary reading for anyone interested in the global impact of this economic colossus.
Categories: Business & Economics

The Globalization of Retailing

The Globalization of Retailing

... labor and government in Germany , suppliers in Argentina , Brazil , Germany , and Korea , regulatory authorities in the United Kingdom ) . The implementation of Wal - Mart's business model is contested . Resistance or contestation ...

Author: Neil M. Coe

Publisher: Edward Elgar Pub

ISBN: STANFORD:36105124141545

Category: Political Science

Page: 1072

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This path-breaking collection brings together seminal contributions from the burgeoning multidisciplinary literature on the globalisation of retailing.
Categories: Political Science

The Global Food System Issues and Solutions

The Global Food System  Issues and Solutions

... 38 Guatemala: contemporary agrarian change contestation, 221–222; historical agrarian production forms, 219–220; ... sustainable peasant agriculture, 193–194 Labor unions: in food retail businesses, 89; UNITE HERE, 77–78; Walmart, ...

Author: William D. Schanbacher

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9781440829123

Category: Social Science

Page: 278

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This detailed analysis of the global food system looks at the way food is produced, distributed, and consumed in an effort to create a more equitable and healthful system worldwide. • Introduces political, economic, and cultural themes relevant to understanding the global food system • Offers various strategies for overcoming problems in the food system • Provides a multidisciplinary approach through the contributions of major scholars and activists in the fields of religion, ethics, agriculture, and human ecology • Includes the latest research initiatives and interviews from the United Food and Commercial Workers International Union • Features tables and charts covering implementation strategies for various food justice movements
Categories: Social Science

Social Structures of Direct Democracy

Social Structures of Direct Democracy

Walmart Watch. Available at: http://walmartwatch.com/wp-content/blogs.dir/2/files/ pdf/medicaid_factsheet.pdf. Wampler, Brian. 2009. Participatory Budgeting in Brazil: Contestation, Cooperation, and Accountability.

Author: John Asimakopoulos

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004262751

Category: Social Science

Page: 230

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In Social Structures of Direct Democracy John Asimakopoulos develops a political economy of structural equality making strong empirical arguments for radical transformation toward direct democracy by filling positions of political and economic authority with randomly selected citizens.
Categories: Social Science

Buena memoria

Buena memoria

Edited by Inka Schube. Essays by Martin Caparros, Jose Pablo Feinmann and Juan Geiman.

Author: Marcelo Brodsky

Publisher: Cantz

ISBN: UOM:39015056844296

Category: Art

Page: 95

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Edited by Inka Schube. Essays by Martin Caparros, Jose Pablo Feinmann and Juan Geiman.
Categories: Art

K ng tschi t u

K  ng tschi t u

Author: Kêng chih t'u

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015041178164

Category: Agriculture

Page: 194

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Categories: Agriculture