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Building Power from Below: Chilean Workers Take On Walmart

Carolina Bank Muñoz

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781501712883
eISBN:
9781501714771
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501712883.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Occupations, Professions, and Work

Building Power from Below analyzes the success of Walmart workers in Chile. Retail and warehouse workers have achieved the seemingly unachievable. They have organized Walmart. How do we explain ... More


Corporate Social Responsibility: Putting the S in Value(s)-Based Management

John D. Martin, J. William Petty, and James S. Wallace

in Value–Based Management with Corporate Social Responsibility

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195340389
eISBN:
9780199867257
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195340389.003.0006
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Macro- and Monetary Economics, Financial Economics

This chapter presents many economic arguments in support of value(s)-based management, the idea that CSR fits in well within a VBM framework because CSR appears to make good business sense. Corporate ... More


Charles E. Merrill: 1885–1956: The People’s Capitalist

Edward Morris

in Wall Streeters: The Creators and Corruptors of American Finance

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780231170543
eISBN:
9780231540506
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231170543.003.0005
Subject:
Business and Management, Business History

The chapter describes the life of Charles Merrill and the formation of Merrill Lynch.


Urban Systems and Spatial Competition

Roger White, Guy Engelen, and Inge Uljee

in Modeling Cities and Regions As Complex Systems: From Theory to Planning Applications

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780262029568
eISBN:
9780262331371
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262029568.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Environmental Politics

The structure of a system of retail centres as described by their size, composition, and location, is a result of competition among the centres for customers. The evolution of the system is described ... More


The Rule of Logistics: Walmart and the Architecture of Fulfillment

Jesse LeCavalier

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780816693313
eISBN:
9781452955360
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816693313.001.0001
Subject:
Architecture, Architectural Theory and Criticism

The Rule of Logistics examines how Walmart, the largest company on the planet, depends its success on its vast networks of buildings and the logistical systems that connect them. For Walmart, ... More


Answering Machine

Deepak Singh

in How May I Help You?: An Immigrant's Journey from MBA to Minimum Wage

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780520293304
eISBN:
9780520966475
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520293304.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

This chapter looks at how a newly arrived immigrant tries to handle a rude customer who is both abusive and unreasonable.


The functioning metropolis

James Greenhalgh

in Reconstructing modernity: Space, power and governance in mid-twentieth century British cities

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781526114143
eISBN:
9781526136060
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526114143.003.0003
Subject:
Architecture, Architectural History

This chapter examines the strategies employed by the local governments of Manchester and Hull to govern the space of their cities in the immediate post-war period by examining policies and projects ... More


Leveraging Power: Two Models of Successful Unionism

Carolina Bank Muñoz

in Building Power from Below: Chilean Workers Take On Walmart

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781501712883
eISBN:
9781501714771
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501712883.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Occupations, Professions, and Work

Chapter 3 presents the analytical framework for the book. The warehouse union can be characterized by strategic democracy, whereas the retail unions are characterized by flexible militancy. The ... More


The Flexible Militancy of Walmart Retail Workers

Carolina Bank Muñoz

in Building Power from Below: Chilean Workers Take On Walmart

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781501712883
eISBN:
9781501714771
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501712883.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Occupations, Professions, and Work

Chapter 5 discusses the retail workers in detail. The chapter analyzes workplace abuses, including human rights abuses and Walmart’s anti-union practices, organizing strategy, and outcomes for these ... More


ATMs

Bernardo Bátiz-Lazo

in Paid: Tales of Dongles, Checks, and Other Money Stuff

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780262035750
eISBN:
9780262338332
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262035750.003.0016
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Macro- and Monetary Economics

This chapter investigates the history of the ubiquitous yet banal Automated Teller Machine, or ATM. There is no single inventor of the ATM. Rather, it emerged through innovation around the globe and ... More


Siting Paris

Karl Raitz and Nancy O’Malley

in Kentucky's Frontier Highway: Historical Landscapes along the Maysville Road

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780813136646
eISBN:
9780813141343
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813136646.003.0016
Subject:
History, Cultural History

North of Houston Creek the road enters Paris, county seat of Bourbon County and the third largest urban place on the road (pop. 8,553 in 2010). This chapter provides an interpretation of this ... More


Retail Securities Regulation in the Aftermath of the Bubble

Nancy L. Rose

in Economic Regulation and Its Reform: What Have We Learned?

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780226138022
eISBN:
9780226138169
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226138169.003.0010
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic Systems

This chapter discusses regulation of the retail securities and investments industry, written for and from the perspective of an industrial organization economist. It describes the economic size and ... More


Introduction: All Those Numbers

Jesse LeCavalier

in The Rule of Logistics: Walmart and the Architecture of Fulfillment

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780816693313
eISBN:
9781452955360
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816693313.003.0001
Subject:
Architecture, Architectural Theory and Criticism

The introduction of The Rule of Logistics establishes logistics as the way to understand Walmart’s architecture. It outlines some of the key concerns of the book before providing a portrait of the ... More


Buildings: A Moving System in Motion

Jesse LeCavalier

in The Rule of Logistics: Walmart and the Architecture of Fulfillment

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780816693313
eISBN:
9781452955360
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816693313.003.0003
Subject:
Architecture, Architectural Theory and Criticism

The second chapter examines Walmart’s collection of building types to show how new technologies related to information production and management enrolled architecture into logistical systems with ... More


Territory: Management City

Jesse LeCavalier

in The Rule of Logistics: Walmart and the Architecture of Fulfillment

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780816693313
eISBN:
9781452955360
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816693313.003.0006
Subject:
Architecture, Architectural Theory and Criticism

The fifth chapter returns to Walmart’s headquarters in Bentonville, Arkansas, to investigate the urban consequences of the region’s transformation because of the concentration of wealth and ... More


Conclusion: Form, Happiness, Infrastructure

Jesse LeCavalier

in The Rule of Logistics: Walmart and the Architecture of Fulfillment

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780816693313
eISBN:
9781452955360
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816693313.003.0007
Subject:
Architecture, Architectural Theory and Criticism

The conclusion of The Rule of Logistics considers some of the implications of logistics for architectural form, the roots of logistics in desire, and infrastructure as a site of collective investment ... More


Resistance in Retail: Organizing Woodward & Lothrop

Lane Windham

in Knocking on Labor's Door: Union Organizing in the 1970s and the Roots of a New Economic Divide

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781469632070
eISBN:
9781469632094
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469632070.003.0007
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter features a successful union organizing effort among 5300 women and men at the Woodward & Lothrop department store in Washington, DC. It explores retail workers’ demands for unions and ... More


Price Collection and Quality Assurance of Item Sampling in the Retail Prices Index: How Can Scanner Data Help?

David Fenwick, Adrian Ball, Peter Morgan, and Mick Silver

in Scanner Data and Price Indexes

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226239651
eISBN:
9780226239668
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226239668.003.0004
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Econometrics

This chapter describes the U.K. Office for National Statistics' experience in comparing scanner data with conventionally collected data from its Retail Price Index (RPI). The U.K. RPI is a widely ... More


Working Retail in the Inner City

David J. Karjanen

in The Servant Class City: Urban Revitalization Versus the Working Poor in San Diego

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780816694624
eISBN:
9781452955377
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816694624.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

The fourth chapter looks more closely at employment in the retail sector, noting the poor job quality and challenges to workers in the industry. It first looks at the general trends in the industry ... More


Gender, Race, Ritual, & Social Power: Memphis and the Paradoxes of Tradition

Wanda Rushing

in Memphis and the Paradox of Place: Globalization in the American South

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807832998
eISBN:
9781469605548
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807895610_rushing.10
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter discusses the history of Carnival Memphis, which celebrated its seventy-fifth anniversary in June 2006. Members of the original Carnival association organized in 1931 during the throes ... More


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