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International Business Environment Presentation
Transcript of International Business Environment Presentation
Hangzhou - Alibaba
Rural China -Question 2
New Delhi - Question 3
Cass Business School London - Question 4
Philadelphia - SpinCent
Hangzhou - Question 1
Hangzhou -Question 5
Hangzhou - Question 5
Do you think most trade between countries and companies might eventually take place through sites like Alibaba.com? if so does that influence your interest in importing and exporting?
International client base
Europages and Tradeindia - services (i.e) business services
Tradeindia and alibaba - goods
Anyone can trade
Company's aims are similar - simplifying contact between professionals
Europages is more suited for global customers as the website can be in 26 different languages
Alibaba is focused on China's trade mainly, Trade-india is focused on India and Europages is aimed at European professionals but it is still available to international customers.
Identify a product you would like to import. Visit Alibaba.com go to the advanced search field and enter it. Select required criteria and click on search. Review the list of companies that qualify. Find a suitable seller, analyse this process for
List the benefits and costs of using sites like Alibaba to trade internationally. What does your analysis say to companies like SpinCent as they develop an export plan?
Visit www.alibaba.com, www.trade-india.com and www.europages.com. Compare and contrast these Web sites from the view of the seller to the buyer.
How transparent do sites like Alibaba.com make import-export transactions? Would you still worry about fraud?
Chinese internet company specialising in introducing Chinese manufacturers to buyers on a global scale.
Founded by Jack Ma in 1999 who is a strong believer of SMEs in which Alibaba is based on.
Makes international trade - cheaper - easier and more efficient
Based in Hangzhou
A Little Electronic Magic at Alibaba.com
Looking to take advantage of historic Chinese outflow of products to the world
Looking to transform the national logistics business with - Ali-Express.com
Looking for the virtual urbanisation of every village across China
However the competitive and comparative advantage is eroding
Improving the mechanics of trade
Makes information readily available and inexpensive
Allows SMEs to expand and grow
The danger of Fraud is reduced
Smoothens international trade playing field
Provides direct services international traders
Fraud may still exist
Many financial costs involved:
Personalised Web page costs
Agent Service cost
Financial services fee
Likelihood of back ordering - damage online reputation
Manufacture laboratory and industrial centrifuges that provide separation solutions for firms.
Struggling U.S. Economy and company growth
Cultural Diversification and Market Information
Profitability productivity and diversification
Issues - Fraud
Alibaba conflict - Internal
Safety procedure faults - False security
Question 4 - Statistics
Easier - Cheaper - Faster appealing
Being big or small doesnt matter
Infinite resources through technological progression
SMEs create independent exporting strategies
WTO - Trade Barriers falling
No longer a question - Market potential