Wal-Mart microeconomic analysis

Wal-Mart microeconomic analysis

The microeconomic analysis paper should be a complete, polished artifact containing all of the critical elements of Final Project Part I, including Sections I and IV , which were not covered in the milestones.

In addition to covering all of the critical elements of Part I Milestones One and Two, the Part I final submission should include the following elements:

1. Determine whether the market structure of the industry in which Wal-Mart operates is perfectly competitive, monopolistically competitive, oligopolistic, or monopolistic. Justify your response.

2. Assess how the type of market structure impacts Wal-Mart’s financial performance as measured by performance variables over the past three years. Support your response with data and graphs illustrating two performance variables of your choosing (e.g., sales, net income, stock price) over time.

3. Answer the following question: How would possible changes in the industry’s market structure impact Wal-Mart’s business strategy in the future? Keep your company’s current business strategy in mind in your response.