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I selected Wal-Mart and Target as my domestic companies, Kodak and Michelin as my global companies, and finally San Miguel Corporation and Philippine Airlines as my non-U.S.-based companies.

" brings the fast, fun and friendly shopping experience and services guests expect from a Target store, online. Since the first Target store opened its doors in 1962, the goal has been to give guests the best products at the best value, and to give generously to the communities where Target does business. Target stores have always counted on friendly, energetic team members to help keep the promise every day. "

Target was born in 1961, when Dayton's department store demanded a store that sold less expensive items in a quick, convenient format. The first Target store opened in 1962 in Roseville, Minnesota, and was known for selling name brand items at a discounted price. The also hosted annual shopping events for the elderly and disabled. In the 1980's, they continued to open more store nationwide and roll out electronic scanning. In the 1990's they launched their Club Wedd, Lullaby Club, and opened their first Super Target store that introduced groceries. Target is now all over the United States and has already introduced a Target Guest Card, along with a Target Visa card.

Target customers are welcome in all stores. Target now carries over 15,000 products and gifts in their stores. Targets markets are within the fifty States of the US. In the 1970's, Target implemented electronic cash registers storewide to monitor inventory and speed up guest service. Target's commitment is to respect and value the individuality of all team members and guests. By valuing diversity, it will make good business sense and help to ensure the future success of Target. Discrimination is not tolerated and everyone is accountable to this commitment. Their concern for their


employees are that they recruit and hire a diverse workforce to reflect the communities they serve. They respect their team members by listening and responding to their diverse needs.

The University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law is one of the finest public law schools in the US. The academic program at the law school is exceptional and the faculty of 29 has been drawn from throughout the nation with a diverse group of individuals with outstanding educational and professional backgrounds.

The student body brings a rich variety of work, educational and cultural experiences. The greatest assets to their student body are the gifted faculty and staff that make this college very special. In the entering class of 2001, the college of law maintained diversity within their student body. According to the statistics, 27% minorities, 51% women, 18% of students over the age of 30, 19% of student with graduate degrees already under their belts, 80 undergraduate institutions of drawn students and finally 79% of Arizona residents and 21% of non-residents.

In the profile for the University of Arizona Law school, I could not find a particular mission or vision statement, but I did find that they have maintained an excellent image to the public. They have maintained diversity and they are very concentrated on their faculty and student body for future success.

"Upholding the Kodak mission: We plan to grow more rapidly than our competitors by providing customers with the solutions they need to capture, store, process, output and communicate images- anywhere, anytime. We will derive our competitive advantage by delivering differentiated, cost-effective solutions-including consumables, hardware, software, systems and services quickly and with flawless quality..."


In 1888, George Eastman founded Kodak, when he put the first simple camera into the hands of consumers. With their slogan "you push the button, we do the rest", Eastman made this camera easily accessible to everyone. What Eastman began remains a goal of Kodak Company today.

Kodak provides convenience and quality to their customers so more and more people can experience the special wonders of photography and capture and re-live their more cherished moments. Today, Kodak's work increasingly involves digital technology, combining the power and convenience of electronics with the quality of traditional photography to produce systems that bring levels of utility fun in taking, making and utilizing images. When Eastman launched his dry plate business in 1880, Europe took an interest and he began global. Today, Kodak has manufacturing operations in Canada, Mexico, Brazil, the UK, France, Germany, Australia and the US. Kodak has created emulsion technology, advance photo system, film to digital imaging and digital imaging. Concern for employees is great. All individuals at Kodak work from a set of core values, and they are proud to say that their resulting personal conduct allows them to be in an environment that is free from inappropriate pressures and diversions.

"Along the path to success, Wal-Mart has remained No 1 by staying true to our basic beliefs. 1. RESPECT FOR THE INDIVIDUAL, 2. SERVICE TO OUR CUSTOMERS, 3. STRIVE FOR EXCELLENCE."

Wal-Mart was founded in 1962 by Sam and Bud Walton, opening their first store in Rogers, Arkansas. Wal-Mart expanded into other states in 1968 and incorporated into Wal-Mart Stores in 1969. In 1970, Wal-Mart



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