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Alibaba's restructuring is a chance for a fresh start

Autonomy will be a plus, with some units looking ready to stand on their own

| China
Alibaba's reorganization shows the limitations of a business ecosystem centered on a heavy core.   © Reuters

Mark Greeven is professor of innovation and strategy at IMD business school in Lausanne, Switzerland and chief executive of IMD China. He is also the author of "Business Ecosystems in China: Alibaba and Competing Baidu, Tencent, Xiaomi and LeEco."

The restructuring of Alibaba Group Holding is off to a fast start.

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