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The Resource Alibaba's world : how a remarkable Chinese company is changing the face of global business, Porter Erisman

Alibaba's world : how a remarkable Chinese company is changing the face of global business, Porter Erisman

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Alibaba's world : how a remarkable Chinese company is changing the face of global business
Title
Alibaba's world
Title remainder
how a remarkable Chinese company is changing the face of global business
Statement of responsibility
Porter Erisman
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • "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% of China's e-commerce transactions and generates nearly 70% of all packages in China, making up close to 2% of China's GDP. And its marketplaces include another 60 million small and medium-size business users spread over 200 countries. This Chinese company is poised to make its global debut with an IPO 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 dotcom 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 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"--
  • "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"-- ?c Provided by publisher
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DLC
Dewey number
381/.1420951
Index
index present
LC call number
HF5548.325.C6
LC item number
E75 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Target audience
general
Label
Alibaba's world : how a remarkable Chinese company is changing the face of global business, Porter Erisman
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: The great leapfrog forward -- The right person: @ the right place @ the right time -- Boom! -- Bust -- The foreign experts -- Alibaba's cave -- Around the world with Jack -- Alibaba's falling carpet -- Back to China -- Last man standing -- Lock up -- War on eBay -- The Google guys -- Crocodile in the Yangtze -- The eBay-Alibaba hotline -- Yahoo! -- The deal heard 'round the world -- The China search wars -- Free is not a business model -- AliMania -- Leaving Alibaba -- Winter -- Spring -- Alibaba's world -- Alibaba and the forty lessons
Control code
ocn902138720
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
x, 242 pages
Isbn
9781250069870
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2014043669
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(OCoLC)902138720
Label
Alibaba's world : how a remarkable Chinese company is changing the face of global business, Porter Erisman
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: The great leapfrog forward -- The right person: @ the right place @ the right time -- Boom! -- Bust -- The foreign experts -- Alibaba's cave -- Around the world with Jack -- Alibaba's falling carpet -- Back to China -- Last man standing -- Lock up -- War on eBay -- The Google guys -- Crocodile in the Yangtze -- The eBay-Alibaba hotline -- Yahoo! -- The deal heard 'round the world -- The China search wars -- Free is not a business model -- AliMania -- Leaving Alibaba -- Winter -- Spring -- Alibaba's world -- Alibaba and the forty lessons
Control code
ocn902138720
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
x, 242 pages
Isbn
9781250069870
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2014043669
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(OCoLC)902138720

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