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Wal-Mart innovation and productivity: a viewpoint

Freeman, Richard B., Nakamura, Alice O., Nakamura, Leonard I., Prud’homme, Marc and Pyman, Amanda 2011, Wal-Mart innovation and productivity: a viewpoint, Canadian journal of economics, vol. 44, no. 2, pp. 486-508, doi: 10.1111/j.1540-5982.2011.01641.x.

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Title Wal-Mart innovation and productivity: a viewpoint
Author(s) Freeman, Richard B.
Nakamura, Alice O.
Nakamura, Leonard I.
Prud’homme, Marc
Pyman, Amanda
Journal name Canadian journal of economics
Volume number 44
Issue number 2
Start page 486
End page 508
Total pages 23
Publisher Wiley
Place of publication London, Eng.
Publication date 2011-05
ISSN 0008-4085
Summary Technology effects, business process development, and productivity growth are considered in the context of a single company: Wal-Mart. The starting point is the 2001 McKinsey Global Institute report, which finds that over 1995–2000, a quarter of U.S. productivity growth is attributable to the retail industry, and almost a sixth of that is attributable to Wal-Mart. Wal-Mart is interesting as well because of its rapid growth in Canada. This is now Canada’s largest private sector employer. We also consider other evidence relevant to public policy formation concerning Wal-Mart and conclude with a discussion of options for partially filling important data gaps.
Language eng
DOI 10.1111/j.1540-5982.2011.01641.x
Field of Research 150306 Industrial Relations
Socio Economic Objective 910401 Industrial Relations
HERDC Research category C1.1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
ERA Research output type C Journal article
Copyright notice ©2011, Canadian Economics Association
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30079246

Document type: Journal Article
Collection: Department of Management
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