Alibaba executive chairman Jack Ma. Photo: Reuters
Simon Chadwick
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Simon Chadwick

Open sesame to sports success: the guanxi of Alibaba

Jack Ma and Alibaba have forged global connections in sport to create a worldwide sports empire

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Alibaba executive chairman Jack Ma. Photo: Reuters
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Simon Chadwick

Simon Chadwick

Simon Chadwick is a Professor of Sports Enterprise at Salford University in the UK, where he is also a member of the Centre for Sports Business.

Paul Widdop

Paul Widdop

Dr Paul Widdop is a cultural networks analyst at Leeds Beckett University in the UK. He is also co-founder of The Football Collective and research editor of Connect Sport.