Alibaba

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1. Is shareholder-focused or stakeholder-focused, orsomething else?

Since it since inception in 1999, has grown from having 12items on its platform to about 800 million items of the offer as of2014. Ma and other partners have shaped the company to bestakeholder-oriented and this can be observed from the importantdecisions that the business makes. On 2013, Ababa was denied theopportunity to participate in the Hong Kong Security exchange ormaintaining its assertion to be exempted from one share one vote. Itinclined to the stakeholders and the HKEx could it accept it.However, New York security exchange had room for them. Currently, allthe 28 partners have the rights and nominating control on the boardof directors.

2. Is Jack Ma(and therefore ) trustworthy?

is a trustworthy company as the mission that the company hasput in place can prove it. First, the charismatic nature of Jack Mainfluenced the mission and the value of the company. According tohim, customers come first, followed by the employees and finally theshareholders. Therefore, strives to provide customers withgenuine products and address their needs. In addition, allowscustomers to return non-satisfactory products within seven days. Onthe same note, to ensure that only genuine products are sold toconsumers, the company includes representatives from China andAmerica in its team. Consumers can, therefore, trust the goods theyreceive from the company, as well as refunds, since they haverepresentatives.

3. Should USinvestors hold equity? Why or why not?

The idea of Americans holding equity in should be approachedwith a lot of skepticism. According to investment advisors, thepartnership control of the board’s majority does not provideadequate protection to public investors. The dual-class ownershipstructure that the company upholds leaves the influence on the mainpartners and founders. It renders those who hold equity devoid of anycontrol on the enterprise.