Alibaba: Competing in China & Beyond

            
 
Strategic Management|Management Strategy |Business Strategy Case Study|Business Strategy|Case Study|Case Studies

ICMR HOME | Case Studies Collection

Case Details:

Case Code : BSTR288
Case Length : 23 Pages
Period : 1999-2008
Pub Date : 2008
Teaching Note : Available
Organization : Alibaba.com
Industry : Internet and E-Commerce
Themes: Competition | Innovation | Growth Strategy | Emerging Markets
Countries : China

To download Alibaba: Competing in China & Beyond case study (Case Code: BSTR288) click on the button below, and select the case from the list of available cases:

Business Ethics Case Studies | Case Study in Management, Operations, Strategies, Business Ethics, Case Studies

OR


Buy With PayPal

Amount to be paid:



Prefer to pay in another currency ?
Select Currency for Payment



Exchange Rates: Click Here
Delivery Details: Click Here

Price:

For delivery in electronic format: Rs. 400;
For delivery through courier (within India): Rs. 400 + Shipping & Handling Charges extra

Business Strategy Case Studies
Case Studies Collection
Business Strategy Short Case Studies
View Detailed Pricing Info
How To Order This Case
Business Case Studies
Case Studies by Area
Case Studies by Industry
Case Studies by Company

Custom Search


Please note:

This case study was compiled from published sources, and is intended to be used as a basis for class discussion. It is not intended to illustrate either effective or ineffective handling of a management situation. Nor is it a primary information source.



Chat with us

Strategic Management Formulation, Implementation, & Control, 12e

Please leave your feedback

Leave Your Feedback

ICMR India ICMR India ICMR India ICMR India RSS Feed

<< Previous

"Alibaba has a first-mover advantage that makes it very hard for competitors to chip away at their lead in the market."1

- Dick Wei, Analyst, J.P. Morgan Securities Inc.,2 in 2007.

"For us, the goal has been to build a company that lasts 102 years and a company that changes China. We're only six years old, so while other people may call us a success, we still do not consider ourselves successful yet. We have a long way to go and the intense competition is what keeps us sharp. The success we've had so far has not made us lose our edge."3

- Jack Ma, Founder and CEO of Alibaba.com, in 2006.

"If there's a company outside of America that can introduce a new business model to the world, it's Alibaba."4

- Masayoshi Son, Founder and CEO, Softbank Corporation5, Japan, in 2005.

Introduction

In February 2008, Alibaba.com Corporation (Alibaba), China's leading e-commerce company, was ranked 8th in the World's Most Innovative Companies list by Fast Company6 Magazine, a US-based business publication7 (Refer to Exhibit I for a list of World's most innovative companies).

Alibaba was recognized for its simple website that provided easy-to-use features connecting buyers and suppliers all over the world.

Business Strategy | Case Study in Management, Operations, Strategies, Business Strategy, Case Studies

Alibaba: Competing in China &Beyond - Next Page>>


Custom Search

1] Bei Hu and John Liu, "Alibaba.com Offers $1.3 Billion Share Sale,"www.iht.com, October 15, 2007.
2] J.P. Morgan Securities Inc., New York City, New York, USA is the non-banking subsidiary of JPMorgan Chase. It focuses on activities related to investment banking.
3] Chua Chin Hon, "Yahoo! Jack Wants it to be No.1 in China,"www.asiamedia.ucla.edu, April 28, 2006.
4] "Meet Jack Ma, Who Will Guide Yahoo in China,"www.bdachina.com, August 12, 2005.
5] Softbank Corporation, headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, is a leading Japanese telecommunications and media company. It has investments in e-commerce, financial services, Internet infrastructure, IT-related distribution services, publishing and marketing, and technology services.
6] Fast Company is a monthly magazine that reports on innovation, digital media, technology, change management, leadership, design, and social responsibility.
7] "Alibaba.com Named One of the World's Most Innovative Companies,"www.resources.alibaba.com, February 21, 2008.






Economics for Managers Textbook
Textbooks Collection

Economics for Managers Workbook
ICMR books Collection

Case Studies in Business Strategy Volume VI

Case Studies in Business Strategy
e-Book on Business Strategy

Case Study Volumes Collection

Case Studies Links:- Case Studies, Short Case Studies, Simplified Case Studies.

Other Case Studies:- Multimedia Case Studies, Cases in Other Languages.

Business Reports Link:- Business Reports.

Books:- Textbooks, Work Books, Case Study Volumes.