Alibaba's World

Alibaba's World

How A Remarkable Chinese Company Is Changing the Face of Global Business

Audiobook CD - 2015
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What is as powerful as Google, more popular than Facebook, and more economically disruptive than Amazon and eBay combined? Alibaba operates the world's biggest online shopping mall with 600 million registered users (Amazon has roughly 200 million). It executes about 80 percent of China's e-commerce transactions and generates nearly 70 percent of all packages in China, making up close to 2 percent of China's entire GDP. And its marketplaces include another 60 million small and medium-sized business users spread over 200 countries. This Chinese company is poised to make its global debut with an initial public stock offering that could be the largest in history. But what is Alibaba? How does it work? And why should we be paying attention? Porter Erisman shows how Jack Ma, a charismatic Chinese schoolteacher, rose from obscurity to revolutionize commerce in China and now the world. He shares stories of weathering the dot-com crash, facing down eBay and Google, negotiating with the Web-phobic Chinese government, and enduring the misguided advice of foreign experts, all to build the behemoth that's poised to sweep the e-commerce world today. Erisman also analyzes Alibaba's role as a harbinger of the new global business landscape, 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.
Publisher: [Ashland, Oregon] : Blackstone Audio, Inc., [2015]
Edition: Unabridged.
Copyright Date: ℗2015
ISBN: 9781483085210
148308521X
9781483085197
1483085198
Branch Call Number: CDT 338.7 ALIBABA
Characteristics: 6 audio discs (6 hr.) : digital, CD audio ; 4 3/4 in.
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