Walmart international expansion.
Despite setbacks in Germany, South Korea, and Brazil, and a bribery scandal in Mexico, Walmart appears bent on international expansion, with the company recently announcing plans to expand its activities in China, India, and South Africa (see links below and attached article). Of these markets, which is the closest to the U.S. in terms of Ghemawat’s distance dimensions? Which is the furthest? What advice do you think Ghemawat would give CEO Doug McMillon on market penetration strategy? Imagine that his advice is informed by having just read the first few chapters of The China Twist. Answer the questions using up to 500 words.