Women and Leadership: Opportunities for Women Managing E-Businesses

Alfred Akakpo, Stella Xu

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This case study discusses the opportunities and challenges that women in senior management roles face in e-business organisations. The focus is on Alibaba, China’s biggest e-commerce company. Students are asked to evaluate the company’s strengths and weaknesses in its journey to encourage women in leadership, within the context of broader issues of gender equality.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSage Publications
PublisherSAGE Publications
Number of pages16
ISBN (Electronic)9781526444936
Publication statusPublished - 2 Jan 2018


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Akakpo, A., & Xu, S. (2018). Women and Leadership: Opportunities for Women Managing E-Businesses. In Sage Publications (pp. 1-16). SAGE Publications. https://doi.org/10.4135/9781526444936