How Does Walmart Affect Indian Culture

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4.4.1. Cultural distance Walmart did not have any impact on the religious sentiments of India compared to the food service corporations Like McDonalds. For example, before setting up the first restaurant in India McDonald'sspent eight years in studying Indian culture and adaptation strategies. There are several religious beliefs in India: Hinduism, Islam, Christianity, Sikhism, Buddhism, Jainism, and other religions. Walmart took religious diversity into account when entering the Indian market and designing and promoting the company. After starting the Operation in India Bharti and Walmart venture, there was no any religious barrier in their operations, cause otherwise hurting religious sentiments could completely dismantle the operations…show more content…
Hindi and English are used for official purposes such as parliamentary proceedings, judiciary, communications between the Central Government and a State Government. The Constitution of India designates a bilingual approach for official language of the Government of India employing usage of Hindias well as English. As we already mentioned above, only common language can contribute to the international trade between two countries by 200% (Frankel and Rose, 2000). So, there was no language barrier faced by Walmart. Also, it is essential to mention that Westernized elites dominate in India. All these factors contributed to the reduction of cultural ditance between United States and India, and consequently affected positively Walmart`s actions in India. Walmart took care of ethical and social responsibility in a much more serious way, for instance through Walmart's Global Women's Economic Empowerment Initiative. Walmart is working to improve the lives of women around the world by providing more training, market access and career opportunities to nearly 1 million women, many on farms and factories, ultimately allowing them access to the economic

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