Walmart in Japan

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Explore the pros and cons of Walmart choosing to outsource bring its operations to Japan. Welcome to Seiyu! Brandon Means Business 340

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Walmart in Japan

  1. 1. INTRODUCTIONWal-Mart acquires Seiyu Initial Response of Japanese Consumers Does Wal-Mart Need Japan? What did consumers not like? What is Wal-Mart Doing Now?
  2. 2. ECONOMIC, POLITICAL & DEMOGRAPHICEconomic Political Demographic Dedicated Multi-Party Population Workforce System Decline Advanced Anti-Nuclear Male Female Technology Protests Ratio Highly Corruption Buddhism RegulatedLack of Raw Language Materials
  3. 3. CULTURAL DIMENSIONS Uncertainty Avoidance Masculinity/Femininity Individualism 95 92Power Distance 54 46
  4. 4. CULTURAL DIMENSIONS Geert Hofstede United States is rated Japanese know their at 40 and Japan is at current position and 54 act accordingly Japan recognizes People can move up differences in power through merit compared to U.S
  5. 5. CULTURAL DIMENSIONS Geert Hofstede Considered very loyal to Japan is rated at 46 and United States is 91 their jobs which is more individualistic Japan is considered Japanese prefer group collectivist to harmony and working Westerners and together individualistic when compared to Asian neighbors
  6. 6. CULTURAL DIMENSIONS Geert Hofstede Tends to produce workaholics and workers Both are considered work hardest when they masculine cultures. are on a winning team with intense competition Japan is very masculine There tends to a focus rated at 95 when on being as competitive compared to the United as possible. States which is rated at 62.
  7. 7. CULTURAL DIMENSIONS Geert Hofstede Japan is a 92 while Managers and the United States is employees ask for 46. every detail so they will be prepared. The people of the There is a large United States will focus on rituals try new things and and planning accept that there is ahead. uncertainty. Japanese people will want to avoid anything uncertain.
  8. 8. CHALLENGES Respect for Elders and Superiority Collectivism vs. Individualism Pursuit of better Initial job over Trust in response ofauthority promotion consumers
  9. 9. RECOMMENDATIONS Job Autonomy Job Enrichment Strengths • More Efficient • Reduced Turnovers • Increased Productivity Weaknesses • Lack of access to job information • May require compensation increases.

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