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|Author||: Hong Shen|
This book examines the political-economic dynamics in the development of a leading global Internet giant: Alibaba. As both a prominent example of, as well as providing the basic infrastructure for, China’s outward expansion, Alibaba demonstrates the complex interplay between different state agencies and units of capital in the context of the rise of global China. Hong Shen investigates the development and expansions of Alibaba and discusses how Alibaba has not only become a leader of China’s increasingly globalizing internet but has also increasingly served as a basic infrastructure model for other Chinese companies to go global. Shen also addresses how this process has been constantly shaped and reshaped by complex state-capital interactions along the way. This book shows how different units of capital, both inside and outside of China, have interacted with Alibaba’s developmental strategies and illustrates how different state agencies, both domestic and international, have enabled or constrained the company’s development, especially its global expansion. This book will appeal to students and scholars of critical political economy of media, global media and digital industries, communication, technology and society, and internet studies. It will also be relevant to policy-makers working in the arena of global internet and trade policies.
|Author||: Porter Erisman|
|Editor||: St. Martin's Press|
In September 2014, a Chinese company that most Americans had never heard of held the largest IPO in history – bigger than Google, Facebook and Twitter combined. Alibaba, now the world's largest e-commerce company, mostly escaped Western notice for over ten years, while building a customer base more than twice the size of Amazon's, and handling the bulk of e-commerce transactions in China. How did it happen? And what was it like to be along for such a revolutionary ride? In Alibaba's World, author Porter Erisman, one of Alibaba's first Western employees and its head of international marketing from 2000 to 2008, shows how Jack Ma, a Chinese schoolteacher who twice failed his college entrance exams, rose from obscurity to found Alibaba and lead it from struggling startup to the world's most dominant e-commerce player. He shares stories of weathering the dotcom crash, facing down eBay and Google, negotiating with the unpredictable Chinese government, and enduring the misguided advice of foreign experts, all to build the behemoth that's poised to sweep the ecommerce world today. And he analyzes Alibaba's role as a harbinger of the new global business landscape—with its focus on the East rather than the West, emerging markets over developed ones, and the nimble entrepreneur over the industry titan. As we face this near future, the story of Alibaba—and its inevitable descendants—is both essential and instructive.
|Author||: Duncan Clark|
In just a decade and half Jack Ma, a man who rose from humble beginnings and started his career as an English teacher, founded and built Alibaba into the second largest Internet company in the world. The company’s $25 billion IPO in 2014 was the world’s largest, valuing the company more than Facebook or Coca Cola. Alibaba today runs the e-commerce services that hundreds of millions of Chinese consumers depend on every day, providing employment and income for tens of millions more. A Rockefeller of his age, Jack has become an icon for the country’s booming private sector, and as the face of the new, consumerist China is courted by heads of state and CEOs from around the world. Granted unprecedented access to a wealth of new material including exclusive interviews, Clark draws on his own first-hand experience of key figures integral to Alibaba’s rise to create an authoritative, compelling narrative account of how Alibaba and its charismatic creator have transformed the way that Chinese exercise their new found economic freedom, inspiring entrepreneurs around the world and infuriating others, turning the tables on the Silicon Valley giants who have tried to stand in his way. Duncan explores vital questions about the company’s past, present, and future: How, from such unremarkable origins, did Jack Ma build Alibaba? What explains his relentless drive and his ability to outsmart his competitors? With over 80% of China’s e-commerce market, how long can the company hope to maintain its dominance? As the company sets its sights on the country’s financial and media markets, are there limits to Alibaba’s ambitions, or will the Chinese government act to curtail them? And as it set up shop from LA and San Francisco to Seattle, how will Alibaba grow its presence and investments in the US and other international markets? Clark tells Alibaba’s tale within the wider story of China’s economic explosion—the rise of the private sector and the expansion of Internet usage—that haver powered the country’s rise to become the world’s second largest economy and largest Internet population, twice the size of the United States. He also explores the political and social context for these momentous changes. An expert insider with unrivaled connections, Clark has a deep understanding of Chinese business mindset. He illuminates an unlikely corporate titan as never before, and examines the key role his company has played in transforming China while increasing its power and presence worldwide.
|Author||: Liu Shiying,Martha Avery|
|Editor||: Harper Collins|
The first in-depth look at the multibillion-dollar company Alibaba.com—known to many as "China's eBay"—and the inspirational story behind the man who created it. A bestseller in China and now translated into English and updated with recent events, Alibaba by Liu Shiying and Martha Avery tells the remarkable story behind the Internet phenomenon Alibaba.com and its founder Jack Ma, a man Barron's named one of the World's Top 30 CEOs in 2008. Ma's rise to prominence presents a riveting story: Despite growing up in China during the Cultural Revolution—in a period of total state control of the economy—he developed the keen entrepreneurial instincts that propelled him to billionaire status and enabled him to build a company outside the usual government channels. These instincts and habits incorporated martial arts training and allowed him to recognize, early on, that the Internet could leverage his company to rapid growth and also transform the way business is done around the world. Alibaba.com, where businesses can buy and sell everything from air beds to zippers, started with a modest initial investment of $60,000 and has grown exponentially since its founding in 1999 to become the world's biggest business-to-business Web site. In 2007 it became the second largest IPO in history (after Google), and Fast Company has named it one of the world's most innovative companies. As a result, smart investors and technology insiders will be keeping a close eye on Alibaba for years to come. Whether you're seeking to understand China's meteoric rise, or just searching for the next Google, Yahoo!, or Amazon, Alibaba is crucial reading.
The Alibaba Way Unleashing Grass Roots Entrepreneurship to Build the World s Most Innovative Internet Company
|Author||: Ying Lowrey|
|Editor||: McGraw Hill Professional|
How e-commerce giant Alibaba is giving grassroots entrepreneurs the power and drive to succeed in the e-commerce market—and you can, too... The world’s largest online trading platform, Alibaba has created an astounding model for enterprise and growth in the 21st century. The story behind Alibaba’s incredible success is not only fascinating, it’s truly inspiring—especially if you’re a small business owner or ambitious entrepreneur who wants to increase sales, satisfy customers, and drive innovation in the e-commerce world. THE ALIBABA WAY will show you: * How rural villagers with little experience—and even less resources—are lifting themselves out of poverty using Alibaba’s online trading site, Taobao.com * How small local businesses are growing into nationwide industries by adapting to the needs, preferences, and buying habits of Alibaba customers * How online sellers are finding exciting new ways to “routinize” innovation by using the Alibaba platform to identify trends, customize services, and boost production * How grassroots individuals can borrow money without a credit record or collateral; and make money by establishing a wealth management account Now available in America for the first time, the case studies and targeted essays in this eye-opening book reveal the greatest sales secrets of China’s amazing online successes—secrets that can be used to grow your own small business into a sustainable, global powerhouse. This is the most cost-effective way to make the most of your resources—and take the e-commerce world by storm. This is The Alibaba Way—growing by unleashing grassroots entrepreneurship. It’s the ultimate e-commerce success story—a powerful new growth model for small business start-ups and grassroots entrepreneurs. Part eBay, part Google, part PayPal, the Chinese company known as Alibaba was launched by its founder Jack Ma in 1999 in a small apartment with a staff of only eighteen people. It quickly became one of the fastest growing Internet companies in the world, with more than 10 million e-commerce participants and a digital ecosystem serving a hundred million consumers per day. In The Alibaba Way—the first full-length account of this e-commerce phenomenon—you’ll go behind the scenes and inside the sites that drive seemingly ordinary online sellers to extraordinary levels of success. Their stories will provide you with not just a road map to riches, but an invaluable lesson in entrepreneurship. You’ll learn how to: * Unleash your entrepreneurial spirit and grow a grassroots empire * Make innovation a routine of your daily business operation * Use emerging technologies to expand your company across multiple markets * Tailor your online presence to meet changing customer’s needs and habits * Increase your productivity by making your venders more productive * Go global, get mobile, and turn your e-business start-up into a worldwide success Featuring brilliant insights and advice from global business experts, The Alibaba Way offers American entrepreneurs a rare opportunity to see the latest innovations—and borrow the greatest ideas—from a new generation of young Chinese entrepreneurs inspired by the Alibaba model. You’ll learn how to compete with the biggest and the best—even if you have the smallest of budgets—by leveraging the power of microfinance and e-commerce to help level the playing field. You’ll hear exhilarating stories from a small rural community transformed by the introduction of Internet access, discovering creative new ways to sell and trade and grow their businesses, the Alibaba way. Most importantly, you’ll find practical, proven strategies of online selling that have turned small businesses into major players—and Alibaba into the e-commerce giant it is today. There are so many ways to take your business online. But the best way to make it grow and succeed beyond your wildest dreams is The Alibaba Way. Dr. Ying Lowrey is an Economics Professor at the School of Social Sciences, Tsinghua University, and Deputy Director of Tsinghua Research Center for Chinese Entrepreneurs. Previously she was senior economist at the US Small Business Administration and professor of economics at several US universities. She believes in that the Internet makes small even more beautiful.
|Author||: Brian A Wong|
|Editor||: Hachette UK|
From a long-time Alibaba executive and former special assistant to Jack Ma, this is the first book to articulate how Alibaba's unique culture and “tai chi” management principles are providing a business and economic development model for the rest of the world. If you took the economic might of Amazon, and added the penetration of Facebook, the ubiquity of Google, and the cultural significance of YouTube, you might have something starting to resemble Alibaba. Commonly mischaracterized as a kind of Chinese eBay for businesses, Alibaba and its interlinked network of products and services have exploded into global markets, disrupting conventional businesses and creating previously unimaginable opportunities for millions of small businesses worldwide. This book reveals the Tao of Alibaba—the company’s “secret sauce”—a consciously cultivated ethos and spirit that has enabled Alibaba to weather tough times and setbacks, and persist toward a common mission. It is a blueprint of the company’s management philosophy, crystalized into the most important elements that have driven its success, and it provides a road map for how to incorporate these principles into any organization’s operations. Wong distills his nearly two decades of experience inside the company to show readers how to align their organization’s capabilities with performance-maximizing tools in order to achieve success. But most importantly, the Tao of Alibaba teaches the pursuit of greater purpose and meaning, steering entrepreneurs to view their ventures as a vehicle for having profound and lasting impacts on their communities. Ultimately, the lessons shared in The Tao of Alibaba will serve as timeless tools for any entrepreneur seeking to configure their organization toward purpose and impact.
|Author||: Ming Zeng|
|Editor||: Harvard Business Press|
How Strategy Works in an Interconnected, Automated World Leaders already know that the classic approach to strategy--analyze, plan, execute--is losing relevance. But they don't yet know what replaces it. As everyone and everything becomes more interconnected and digitized, how do you operate, compete, and win? Ming Zeng, the former Chief of Staff and strategy adviser to Alibaba Group's founder Jack Ma, explains how the latest technological developments, such as artificial intelligence, machine learning, the mobile internet, and cloud computing are redefining how value is created. Written especially for those outside the technology industry or the startup arena, this book introduces a simple, overarching framework to guide strategy formulation and execution in this data-rich and highly interactive environment. Revealing the revolutionary practices that he and his team have developed at Alibaba, Zeng shows how to: Automate decisions through machine learning Create products informed by real-time data from customers Determine the right strategic positioning to maximize value from platforms and suppliers Repurpose your organization to further human insight and enable creativity Lead your company's transformation into a smart business With insights into the strategies and tools used by leaders at Alibaba and other companies such as Ruhan and Red Collar, in a variety of industries from furniture making to banking to custom tailoring, Smart Business outlines a radically new approach to strategy that can be applied everywhere.
|Author||: Stanley R. Strauss,John E. Higgins|
|Editor||: American Law Institute-American Bar Association(ALI-ABA)|
|Author||: Hong Xue,Chengsi Zheng|
|Author||: Louis E. Boone,David L. Kurtz,Michael H. Khan,Brahm Canzer|
|Editor||: Wiley Global Education|
Contemporary Business, Third Canadian Edition, is a comprehensive introductory course. Rooted in the basics of business, this course provides students a foundation upon which to build a greater understanding of current business practices and issues that affect their lives. A wide variety of global issues, ideas, industries, technologies, and career insights are presented in a straightforward, application-based format. Written in a conversational style and edited for plain language, Contemporary Business ensure readability for all students, including students for whom English is their second language. The goal of this course is to improve a student’s ability to evaluate and provide solutions to today’s global business challenges and ultimately to thrive in today’s fast-paced business environment.
|Author||: Guobin Yang,Wei Wang|
|Editor||: MSU Press|
Introducing the concept of state-sponsored platformization, this volume shows the complexity behind the central role the party-state plays in shaping social media platforms. The party-state increasingly penetrates commercial social media while aspiring to turn its own media agencies into platforms. Yet state-sponsored platformization does not necessarily produce the Chinese Communist Party’s desired outcomes. Citizens continue to appropriate social media for creative public engagement at the same time that more people are managing their online settings to reduce or refuse connection, inducing new forms of crafted resistance to hyper-social media connectivity. The wide-ranging essays presented here explore the mobile radio service Ximalaya.FM, Alibaba’s evolution into a multi-platform ecosystem, livestreaming platforms in the United States and China, the role of Twitter in Trump’s North Korea diplomacy, user-generated content in the news media, the emergence of new social agents mediating between state and society, social media art projects, Chinese and US scientists’ use of social media, and reluctance to engage with WeChat. Ultimately, readers will find that the ten chapters in this volume contribute significant new research and insights to the fast-growing scholarship on social media in China at a time when online communication is increasingly constrained by international struggles over political control and privacy issues.
|Author||: Yan Qicheng,Chen Wei|
|Editor||: China's Leading Entrepreneurs and Enterprises|
Today, Jack Ma (Ma Yun) is one of the giants of the Internet world. His company, Alibaba, has become the world's largest e-commerce platform. The rise of Jack Ma and Alibaba is integral to the rise of China's enormous Internet economy. This book presents Ma's life experiences, entrepreneurial career and the whole process of Alibaba's creation. By going behind the scenes, the authors show how Ma subverted traditions and built Alibaba into a behemoth, that set a world record as the world's largest public stock offering during its IPO in New York in 2014.
|Author||: Louis E. Boone,David L. Kurtz,Susan Berston|
|Editor||: Wiley Global Education|
Boone, Kurtz, and Berston’s, Contemporary Business, 17th Edition, delivers solutions at the speed of business to stimulate curiosity, show relevance, promote creativity, and prepare students for what’s ahead in their academic and business careers. With thoroughly revised cases, fresh, current examples, and an updated video series, the 17th Edition provides insights into the many facets of business that contribute to the dynamic, ever changing world of work.
|Author||: Tobias Reinold|
|Editor||: GRIN Verlag|
Research Paper (undergraduate) from the year 2009 in the subject Business economics - Operations Research, grade: 1,3, Pforzheim University, language: English, abstract: China's influential brands are mostly unknown to the average western consumer. This might change soon, with the striving economy of China entering the economy of the West. This report gives an overview of China’s biggest companies and their brands. A strongly recommended read for practitioners and academics alike who want to keep up with the current development in the Middle Kingdom.
|Author||: Chris C. Ducker|
|Editor||: BenBella Books, Inc.|
Entrepreneurs often suffer from "superhero syndrome"—the misconception that to be successful, they must do everything themselves. Not only are they the boss, but also the salesperson, HR manager, copywriter, operations manager, online marketing guru, and so much more. It's no wonder why so many people give up the dream of starting a business—it's just too much for one person to handle. But outsourcing expert and "Virtual CEO," Chris Ducker knows how you can get the help you need with resources you can afford. Small business owners, consultants, and online entrepreneurs don't have to go it alone when they discover the power of building teams of virtual employees to help run, support, and grow their businesses. Virtual Freedom: How to Work with Virtual Staff to Buy More Time, Become More Productive, and Build Your Dream Business is the step-by-step guide every entrepreneur needs to build his or her business with the asset of working with virtual employees. Focusing on business growth, Ducker explains every detail you need to grasp, from figuring out which jobs you should outsource to finding, hiring, training, motivating, and managing virtual assistants. With additional tactics and online resources, Virtual Freedom is the ultimate resource of the knowledge and tools necessary for building your dream business with the help of virtual staff.
|Author||: Robert E. Shields,Robert H. Strouse|
|Editor||: Amer Law Inst|
This volume focuses on the company that is in the process of making a public offering or that has recently completed one and is coping with its disclosure and reporting obligations as a public company. Relevant statutes, rules and procedures are examined as well as economic aspects. Fourteen forms are also included.