THE OUTSOURCING TACTICS BY THE GIANTS. Alibaba – World’s biggest global market
Alibaba – World’s biggest global market. But what does outsourcing have to do with? Well, according to the book “Alibaba: The Inside Story Behind Jack Ma and the Creation of the World’s Biggest Online Marketplace”, in its early days, the founder Jack Ma outsourced the website development to a U.S. firm.
At the time, development talent in China was in short supply, while developers in the U.S. had the skills Alibaba was looking for and needed. That’s just one reason, though. The other being Ma had to find workarounds and viable ways to grow his company overcoming all Chinese internet restrictions.
Currently, the company still relies on outsourcing partners for production, but they’re mainly located in China.