Read the Management Focus on Walmart International (on the textbook Chapter 14, page 398), then answer the following questions:
a. Why did the centralization of decisions at the headquarters of Walmart’s international division create problems for the company’s different national operations? Has Walmart’s response been appropriate?
b. Do you think that having an international division is the best structure for managing Walmart’s foreign operations? What problems might arise with this structure? What other structure might work?