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The Second Edition of Case Studies in Organizational Communication: Ethical Perspectives and Practices, by Dr. Steve May, integrates ethical theory and practice to help strengthen readers’ awareness, judgment, and action in organizations by exploring ethical dilemmas in a diverse range of well-known business cases.

Managing the Ethical Implications of the Big Box: The Walmart Effect
Managing the ethical implications of the big box: The walmart effect
Edward C.Brewer

This case examines criticisms of Walmart that its economic impact “limits the ability of local businesses to survive.” The case study also examines how the company has responded to charges that it negatively affects local businesses. It raises questions regarding the effect of large businesses on other stakeholders, including whether company goals are aligned with community goals and whether the company communicates responsibly with its publics. It also addresses the utility, or consequences, of economic development and its impact on relationships with others, among other ethical perspectives.

Walmart has had a tremendous impact upon our society. Its pervasive presence has affected communities all over ...

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