Alibaba now runs both markets domestically and internationally. The domestic marketplace (www.alibaba.com.cn) focuses suppliers and buyers mainly in China, whereas the international marketplace (www.alibaba.com) focuses on global network for buyers and supplies for finished goods, components, and raw material, only Alibaba's consumer-to-consumer portal Taobao, which is similar to the US portal eBay.com, features nearly a billion products and is one of the 20 most-visited websites globally. The Group's websites accounted for over 60% of the parcels delivered in China by 2013 and 80% of the nation's online
What should Tim Cook do now? Submitted by: Prachi Mohan 14P033 Section A About Apple Products Iphone Ipad Ipod MAC New products New geographies Financial position: cash flow recommendations ABOUT APPLE: Apple is the third largest mobile phone maker in the world and also the largest publicly traded corporation in the world by market capitalization. Apple recorded profit of $18bn in the 1st quarter of 2015. It now has $178bn cash in the bank. In the last quarter, Apple reported: • 74M iPhones • 21M iPads • 5.5M Macs • $75B of total revenue • $24B of operating income • 500M visitors to Apple retail stores (physical and online) APPLE PRODUCTS: iPhone iPhone, Apple’s smart phone series, has had 8 generations
1. Alipay: It is an online third party payment platform, launched in 2004 by Alibaba Group. It provides payments and escrow services for transactions on Alibaba Group platforms. Alipay is the leader in China's online payment market with 300 million users. Alibaba Group spun off Alipay in 2010.
Until Alibaba went public only few people in America beside the tech-knowing people and investors were familiar with this brand. This Chinese company is growing tremendously and is becoming a known brand all over the world as it is getting ready to launch an initial public offering that may become the largest in United States history. Alibaba’s Group Holding Ltd. was founded in 1999 by a confident, energetic tycoon Jack Ma, who is a little over fifty years old. Alibaba is a strong competitor to businesses like Amazon, eBay and PayPal, but it seems that it takes it to the next level and combines all elements into one. Alibaba’s website connects customers and sellers of industrial and commercial goods and services in China.
Introduction Alibaba Background Alibaba Group is one of the world’s most successful Chinese multinational corporations originally based in China. It is an e-commerce company that provides consumer-to-consumer, business-to-consumer and business-to-business services through web portals for both international and domestic China trade. Alibaba launched various sites including Alibaba.com which was the first China’s commercial website launched in 1999. The purpose of Alibaba.com site is not just to connect Chinese supplier Alibaba’s sites have currently reached over 65 millions of registered users, hosted over millions of merchants and businesses globally. In 2005, its revenue had reached over approximately US$100 millions.
This figure dramatically rose to about $234 billion in 1990. Percentage of FDI distribution in China with respect to major source countries during 1991-20014 are summarized in the below table 2. Hong Kong was the largest contributor of FDI to China. Out of the $4.4 billion in total FDI in 1991, Hong Kong had contributed 55% of the sum amounting to $2.4 billion. In general, Hong Kong’s contribution to the total FDI has always surpassed the 50% mark (MOFTEC, 2001).
RETAIL GIANTS IN THE WORLD Wal-Mart It's the world's biggest retailer and also the biggest employer with over 1.8 million employees. Famous for its low pricing and wide selection of goods, Wal-Mart has become the undisputed king of retailing. Wal-Mart has more than 3,800 stores worldwide. The company has been growing rapidly overseas, especially in China. It now generates 20% revenues internationally.
As of 2006, it held more than 600 American patents and more than 2,800 international patents, making it the largest owner of AMOLED technology patents . Mobile phones , Samsung's flagship mobile handset line is the Samsung Galaxy S, which many consider a direct competitor of the Apple iPhone.  It was initially launched in Singapore, Malaysia and South Korea in June 2010, followed by the United States in July. It sold more than one million units within the first 45 days on sale in the United States . Semiconductors , Samsung Electronics has been the world's-largest memory chip maker since 1993.
Established in 1988, Lenovo is the largest information technology enterprise in China, engaged primarily in the sale and manufacturing of personal computers, mobile telephone handsets, computer servers and printers, in China. It has been the market leader for seven consecutive years, commanding a 27 per cent share of the domestic PC market in 2003. It is also the market leader in the Asia Pacific region (excluding Japan), with a market share of 12.6 per cent in 2003. (Fan, Y. 2006) 2.0 Critical analysis of the internalization strategies engaged by the company 2.1 Identification of current internalization pattern 2.1.1 Foreign direct investment The current internalization pattern that Lenovo has been used is the foreign direct investment which take the form of merger and
The company was founded in 1984 under the name Legend Holdings with a capital of $25 000. It got incorporated in 1988 in Hong Cong and grew to the largest PC company in China. The Lenovo name was chosen in 2004 and in 2005 acquired IBM’s Personal Computer Division – the company that invented the PC industry. Nowadays Lenovo is a $39 billion company with more than 54 000 employees in more than 60 countries with customers in more than 160 countries. Its headquarters is located in Hong Kong with centers of excellence strategically located around the world, some of the largest in Beijing and Morrisville, NC.