Wal-Mart Business Operations
...Mart Business Operations Section A This section is based on the case study, and answers four questions.
In question #1 we analyse the three major areas of the external environment: general environment; industry environment; and competitor environment. We then summarise the main opportunities and threats.
Factors in the general environment include: demographic, economic, sociocultural, global, technological, and political/legal factors. Factors in the industry environment include: threat of new entrants, power of suppliers, power of buyers, product substitutes, and intensity of rivalry. Together with the competitor environment, these factors make up the external environment... -1My 2 May 2007 Wal-Mart...