Prior to beginning work on this discussion, read A Dollar Store’s Rich Allure in India: A U.S. Franchise’s Success Shows How “Made in America” Sells; Lessons for Wal-Mart’s Entry?Links to an external site., which provides information about the success and challenges faced by the My DollarStore franchise in India. Also, read Walmart: What Happened in India?Links to an external site., which shares information about the difficulty Walmart had in trying to penetrate the market in India. Lastly, read Walmart Expands Again in India—But Still Not Able to Open Consumer Stores to Consumer DetrimentLinks to an external site., which discusses another attempt by Walmart to penetrate the market in India.
Leaders often look for new opportunities for expanding the operations of their organizations beyond the borders of the country of origin. Research and discuss two articles that detail difficulties experienced by Walmart in attempting to expand operations into another country. Discuss a lesson that can be learned by leadership on attempting to expand into another country. Your discussion post should be 250 words.