Discussion Question (300 Words)

The Alibaba Group was founded in 1999 as an interesting “bricks and clicks” company that [operates as] “a leading online and mobile…[marketplace leader] in retail and wholesale trade, as well as cloud computing and other services.…[It provides] technology and services to enable consumers, merchants, and other participants to conduct commerce in…[its] ecosystem” (“Company Overview,” 2015, para. 1). Conduct some research on the Internet on Jack Yun Ma, the Executive Chairman of the company. There are video interviews and many articles on Mr. Ma of the Alibaba Group Holding Ltd, one of the world’s largest online retailers and wholesalers.

Discuss what leadership style you think he demonstrates and why.