Wal-Mart Puerto Rico: Promoting Development Through a Public-Private Partnership Case Solution

“Sowing the country’s development” (DDC) is a public-private partnership between Wal-Mart Puerto Rico (PR Wal-Mart), Ministry of Agriculture of the island and Economic Development Bank (EDB), two NGOs “Pro Health Caborrojeños and Environment “(Caborrojeños Pro Health and Environment) and ConectaRSE (corporate social responsibility (CSR) promotion of non-governmental organization (NGO)), and a group of local farmers. The project objective is to promote sustainable development on the island, encouraging farmers to become entrepreneurs by developing small food businesses. Wal-Mart has acted as the main buyer. The project faces many challenges, including the difficulties of farmers to meet quality standards and delivery time, the lack of an existing vehicle by which to access funding for EDB and most importantly, changes political party in power. The project partners had to develop a position from which to negotiate a new partnership with the administration of the incoming government. From Wal-Mart was determined to ensure the continuation and expansion of the SDC project, Wal-Mart had to step into the role of project champion. Students will be exposed to issues such as: 1) adaptation strategies international CSR global business to local circumstances, and 2) developing strategies for local economic development through market forces and spirit company, 3) evaluate the advantages and disadvantages of partnerships with governments and civil society to society, and 4) the creation and management of a public-private partnership.
by
Myrna Comas
Julia Sagebien
Source: Ivey Publishing
14 pages.
Date Posted: April 26, 2010. Prod #: 910M24-PDF-ENG
Wal-Mart Puerto Rico promoting development through a solution of cases of public-private partnership

Wal-Mart Puerto Rico: Promoting Development Through a Public-Private Partnership Case Solution
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