Alibaba’s benevolent dictatorship

Alibaba’s corporate governance arrangements suggest an insecure and paranoid founder, intent on maintaining control of his company at all costs.

With the filing of its latest draft prospectus with the US Securities and Exchange Commission, Alibaba has opened a little more of the kimono (or should that be "cheongsam"?) to reveal how the world’s most powerful e-commerce conglomerate will be governed.

The Partnership

Most importantly, Alibaba has disclosed details of how the infamous "Alibaba partnership" will operate.


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