Week 6 – Final Paper
Walmart Analysis for Leadership
[WLOs: 1, 2, 3] [CLOs: 3, 4, 5]
Prior to beginning work on this assignment,
Watch the Week 6 Assignment video above with Dr. Williams Woods of Forbes School of
Business and Technology.
Read the Walmart Expands Again in India—But Still Not Able to Open Consumer Stores to
Consumer Detriment (Links to an external site.) article.
Read Chapter 16.1 in Northouse and review the GLOBE’s nine dimensions of culture located in
the same chapter of your course text.
Read the MBA Program Case Study.
Review the Walmart Case Study interactive below.
For this class, the Walmart Analysis for Leadership assignment will apply toward Portfolium. Be
sure to upload your paper to Portfolium once you have completed it and share a link in your
submission in addition to uploading it to Waypoint to be graded. Learn more about Portfolium by
viewing the Portfolium Introduction video and the Portfolium Quick-Start Guide.
In the first half of the assignment, you will prepare for Walmart to operate in a foreign market.
You will need to analyze at least two leadership models and/or styles to determine which one
will be more suitable for leading employees and for responding to stakeholders in a country
outside of North America. Determine the leadership competencies that would be beneficial to
you as a leader in the selected foreign market. You will choose either Peru, New Zealand,
Philippines, Egypt, Czech Republic, or the United Arab Emirates for your analysis. You will also
need to compare the concepts of cultural leadership according to how they can be applied in the
country that you have selected. You must also determine the leadership skills and practices that
should be used in order to foster team and organizational success.
In the second half of the assignment, you will conduct an analysis of the country that you have
decided to expand operations into. The analysis must include the rationale for country selection
based upon demographic and economic data. Lastly, the analysis should inform leadership
about the country’s culture based upon GLOBE’s nine dimensions of culture as argued in
Northouse (2018). Incorporate each of the nine dimensions of culture in an analysis that will be
hypothetically presented to Walmart leadership. When utilizing the nine dimensions, current
information about the culture of the selected country must be utilized. The purpose of this
preliminary analysis is to make sure that the leadership team understands the complexities of
expanding into the country that you have selected. The paper should be eight to ten pages and
include five scholarly references.
In your paper,
Analyze the demographic and economic data of a country that Walmart is currently not
Conduct an analysis for Walmart leadership about the country’s culture based upon the
GLOBE’s nine dimensions of culture.
Explain how Walmart’s leadership skills and practices may lead to organizational success.
Formulate a model of cultural and ethical leadership as it applies to Walmart at a global level.
The Walmart Analysis for Leadership Final Paper
Must be eight to ten double-spaced pages in length (not including title and references pages)
and formatted according to APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center’s APA Style
(Links to an external site.) resource.
Must include a separate title page with the following:
Title of paper
Course name and number
For further assistance with the formatting and the title page, refer to APA Formatting for Word
2013 (Links to an external site.).
Must utilize academic voice. See the Academic Voice (Links to an external site.) resource for
Must include an introduction and conclusion paragraph. Your introduction paragraph needs to
end with a clear thesis statement that indicates the purpose of your paper.
For assistance on writing Introductions & Conclusions (Links to an external site.) as well as
Writing a Thesis Statement (Links to an external site.), refer to the Ashford Writing Center
Must use at least five scholarly sources in addition to the course text.
The Scholarly, Peer-Reviewed, and Other Credible Sources (Links to an external site.) table
offers additional guidance on appropriate source types. If you have questions about whether a
specific source is appropriate for this assignment, please contact your instructor. Your instructor
has the final say about the appropriateness of a specific source for a particular assignment.
Must document any information used from sources in APA style as outlined in the Ashford
Writing Center’s Citing Within Your Paper (Links to an external site.) guide.
Must include a separate references page that is formatted according to APA style as outlined in
the Ashford Writing Center. See the Formatting Your References List (Links to an external site.)
resource in the Ashford Writing Center for specifications.
Week 6 – Final Paper