Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/157986
Authors: 
Baines, Joseph
Year of Publication: 
2015
Citation: 
[Title:] Handbook of the International Political Economy of Production [Editor:] van der Pijl, Kees [Place:] Aldershot [Publisher:] Edward Elgar [Pages:] 149-166
Abstract: 
This chapter draws on, and develops, some aspects of the capital as power framework so as to provide the first clear quantitative explication of the company’s power trajectory to date. After rapid growth in the first four decades of its existence, the power of Wal-Mart appears to be flat-lining relative to dominant capital as a whole. The major problems for Wal-Mart lie in the fact that its green-field growth is running into barriers, while its cost cutting measures seem to be approaching a floor. The chapter contends that these problems are in part born out of resistance that Wal-Mart is experiencing at multiple social scales.
Subjects: 
differential accumulation
power
resistance
supply chains
Wal-Mart
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Creative Commons License: 
http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/
Document Type: 
Book Part

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