my topic is Walmartthe details are as follows

The literature review for this assignment represents this additional research – the background information upon which you will base the picture you need to paint of your company (Walmart) for the final research paper.

Identify a variety of scholarly and popular writings about your company, as well as least two significant companies in the same industry.

Seek out scholarly journals, reputable trade magazines, official company reports from websites, newspapers, etc.

Review and summarize the key points of at least 5 sources about your company, and at least 5 sources combined about two of its competitors. Remember that your goal is to gather enough information to paint as complete a picture as possible, so you may need more than 5 sources for each part.

Include in each review the focus and value of the information it contains.

Each review should be concise and accurate, though there is no set rule.

Remember, you are not repeating all the information itself, but rather identifying and contextualizing the sources whose information will eventually go into that report.

Include a title page and reference page, and apply strict APA formatting.

Organize your reviews in a logical and flowing manner. You should write your literature review in such a manner that it focuses on your company, its issues, or its competitors comparative issues so that you can subsequently incorporate it into your final paper.

Grade Standard

Activity/Competencies Demonstrated

% of Final Grade


Content (60%)

a. Identifies scholarly as well as popular literature


b. Includes information about vision, goals, strategy, and investment philosophy


c. Includes information about competitors as well as researched company



Communication (25%)

a. Uses language clearly and effectively


b. Information organized intelligently and holistically (i.e., not simply answers to questions)


c. Proper introduction and conclusion to paper



Attention to Detail (15%)

a. APA Formatting (title, headings, and references)


b. Spelling and Grammar