What is Alibaba’s Best Growth Strategy? (Jeff’s Asia Tech Class – Podcast 50)


At Alibaba’s Investor Day, CEO Daniel Zhang outlined 11 growth stratgies. Five were under Domestic Consumption. The question for this class is which is the most effective of these? Which is most likely to succeed and move the needle?

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The choices are:

  1. “To continue growing our digital economy user base”
  2. “To expand consumption categories and consumer wallet share in our digital economy”.
  3. “To develop new supply categories and supply-side transformation based on consumer insights.”
  4. “To create or redefine online / offline retail formats leveraging our digital technology”
  5. “To upgrade Alipay from digital check out to digital check in.”

The mentioned slides are below.

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This is part of Learning Goals: Level 7, with a focus on:
  • #30: Ecosystems vs. Platforms

Concepts for this class.

  1. Ecosystems vs. Digital Platforms
  2. Linked Businesses
  3. Complementary Platforms

Companies for this class:

  • Alibaba



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