Case Study Discussion (Alibaba)
This week you will be analyzing the web-based case presented in your text:
The topic central to the case is the accessibility and transparency of international e-commerce companies. Specifically, the risk for investors interested in the e-commerce giant Alibaba as they target the developing m-commerce market. Using this forum, you will collaborate with your classmates to research the m-commerce strategies of Alibaba and Tencent, a major competitor.
Your contributions may include:
- A summary of Alibaba’s m-commerce strategy
- A summary of Tencent’s m-commerce strategy
- A brief analysis of the accessibility and transparency of these plans
- An identification of information investors look for when making investment decisions
It will also be important to identify any conflicting information you uncover in your search, so we may work through those challenges collectively.