Frank T. Rothaermel
Innovation & Entrepreneurship
Founder and CEO Jeff Bezos has taken Amazon.com from an online bookstore to the largest online retailer and comparison-shopping site in the world. Bezos has followed the trend of integrating hardware and software, products and services, and online and brick-and-mortar stores. Amazon diversified into cloud computing (with Amazon Web Services, or AWS) and content delivery and original content creation. Its membership service, Prime, offers free two-day shipping, instant video streaming, music, grocery delivery service, Kindle lending library, and other benefits. Amazon finds itself engaged in a fierce competitive battle for control of the emerging digital ecosystem, pitted against technology giants such as Apple, Google, Facebook, and Alibaba. Yet, profitability eludes Amazon-how much longer will its shareholders be patient with Jeff Bezos?
Employee retention, Human resource management , Informal leadership, Organizational culture