Showing posts from May 11, 2017

Visiting Alibaba and ALOG with Vlerick Business School

On April 13th we with Asia & Partners ( helped Vlerick Business School (#1 in Belgium) to organise a day trip to Hangzhou for their EMBA class (about 40 people). We brought the group to headquarters of two China's leading companies: Alibaba Group and ALOG Technologies.

Learning from Alibaba's success For most of the people, Alibaba is being associated with a website - an online marketplace for buyers and suppliers to find each other and do business. But it is more than that - it has 19 other affiliated companies as part of Alibaba Group.

Some facts about Alibaba: It is Chinese e-commerce company that provides consumer-to-consumer, business-to-consumer and business-to-business sales services via web portals. It also provides electronic payment services, a shopping search engine and data-centric cloud computing services. Alibaba has been the most dominant retailer in the world, generating more gross merchandise volume (GMV) than and e…