In recent years, the number of people shopping online has increased rapidly in China, Evaluate the influence on China’s Traditional Retail Industry from E-commerce

Academic English Skills Coursework 1: Source Report

Name: Guo Jiaqi  Class:Date: 2/19/20  

Essay title or question:

Title: In recent years, the number of people shopping online has increased rapidly in China, Evaluate the influence on China’s Traditional Retail Industry from E-commerce.  

Plan for overall structure of essay:

Plan for overall structure
Introduction
P1.  The development status of China’s traditional retail industry
P2. The development status of e-commerce , the concept of o2o
P3. The challenge of e-commerce to traditional retail industry in china
P4. Opportunities from e-commerce development to traditional retail industry
P5.Transformation of traditional retailing and Suggestions
Conclusion

Part 1: Annotated List of Sources

Select TWO sources you have read and plan to use in your essay and complete the table below outlining:

  • why the text is useful for your essay
  • how you found the source.

You will focus on three different sources in part 2. Note that you should summarise and paraphrase key information in the text in order to demonstrate that you have understood the sources. You may use bullet points. You are not marked for your language accuracy, but you will be penalised for copying text from the source.

Include a reference in the following format:

Books / chapters of books:
Surname, I. and Surname, I. (Year) Title of the book Place of Publication: Publisher Surname, I. (Year) ‘Chapter of the book’ In: I. Surname & I. Surname (Eds) Title of the book Place of Publication:            Publisher pp.1 – 18  
Journal articles (print/ online)
Surname, I. (Year) ‘The Title of the Article’ The Name of the Journal 1 (1), pp. 1- 18  
Reports / articles online
Surname, I. (Year) ‘The Title of the Article or Report’[Online] The Name of the Organisation or website. Available at:            url [Last Accessed 23.07.19]  
Lectures / talks
Surname, I. (Year) ‘The Title of the Lecture or Talk’ [Online] TED Available at: url [Last Accessed 23.07.19]    

Source 1

Type of source: Books  Reference: Li, Sisi, and Suping Liu. “Research on the Development Strategy of O2O E-Commerce in Traditional Retail Enterprises.” Communications in Computer and Information Science 873 (2018): 521-30. Web
This source is relevant because…
It tells that China’s traditional retail industry is seeking industrial transformation through the development of o2o model, and listed the obstacles encountered in the transformation process, such as the enterprise innovation ability is insufficient, mode is single and lack of experience, etc. And put forward the traditional enterprises in the transformation process need to improve。        
I found this source by…
  I found this by searching keywords ‘retail industry’ and ‘o2o’ in the University of  Strathclyde’s online library      

Source 2

Type of source:   Articles onlineReference:Liang Y. The Current Situation Analysis and Development Strategy of Traditional Retail Industry under Electronic Commerce[J]. 2018.  
This source is relevant because…
This article introduces the development status of traditional retail business under e-commerce, analyzes the existing problems and causes and explores the development strategy of traditional retail industry, and proposed that e-commerce has not only brought the impact to the traditional retail industry, but also brought new opportunities.        
I found this source by…
Searching keywords ‘e-commerce’ and ‘development’ in the Google scholar website        

Part 2: Source Report

Complete the source report for THREE more sources you have read. Include:

  • The reference
  • How you have identified the source as suitable for academic use
  • Three main points from the source which are useful for your essay, the supporting information for each idea or argument and which paragraph in the essay each main point is useful for. Make sure you cover at least three different aspects of your essay.
  • Conclusions you have drawn from your reading.
Source 3
Reference: Yu, F. L. T. (2018). Private enterprise development in a one-party autocratic state: The case of alibaba group in china’s E-commerce. Issues and Studies, 54(1), 1-33.    
Source Evaluation
Currency When was the text published? Are the citations and references used in the text current?The article was published in 2018 which was only less than two years ago, so it is current. From 2000 to 2018, the citations and references used in the text run through the development history of alibaba’s e-commerce
Authority Who is the author / organisation? Are they qualified? Is the source peer-reviewed?The author of this article YU Fu Lai, Tony is the head of the department professor in
Department of Economics and Finance
of Hong Kong Shue Yan University.This source was published in a peer-reviewed journal, Issues and Studies.Since 1995, the author has published seven research-related books, so his articles are authoritative.  
Accuracy Where does the information in the article come from? Are academic conventions used?Other academic research and journal articles are  referenced throughout the article, such as D Barboza’s research on alibaba President jack ma’s management and operation. These studies were published by World-renowned journal such as The New York Times and Xinhua News. This source abides by academic conventions and style in terms of format and language. It objectively discusses the Alibaba’s development in China’s political environment.        
Use of Source
Relevant key point from the textSupporting evidence / example/ data for the key pointThis point is useful for paragraph…
E-commerce is showing explosive growth in China  P2: China’s e-commerce market reached a sales record of 26.1 trillion yuan (3.82 trillion US dollars) in 2016, accounting for nearly 40% of the world’s total. The number of online shoppers in China reached 467 million at the end of 2015, or 63.8% of Internet users. Placing orders online via mobile phones reached 441 million at the end of 2016, taking up 63.4% of total mobile Internet users (Lee, 2017). China’s crossborder e-commerce has also maintained a strong growth rate. Cross-border e-commerce sales was estimated to be 259 billion yuan (around 40 billion US dollars) in 2015. From 2008 to 2016, its turnover grows from 800 billion yuan (around 123 billion US dollars) to 6.5 trillion yuan (around 1 trillion US dollars)    Paragraph 2 because these data intuitively show the rapid development of e-commerce in recent years    
                   
Source 4
Reference: Yu Q, Guo L. Research on the Innovation and Development of Retail Formats in China under the Background of New Industrial Revolution[C]//5th Annual International Conference on Social Science and Contemporary Humanity Development (SSCHD 2019). Atlantis Press, 2019.    
Source Evaluation
Currency When was the text published? Are the citations and references used in the text current?This article was published in 2019. which was only one year ago, So it is current. The majority of references are from within the past 10 years (after 2010) so they are fairly current and relevant.    
Authority Who is the author / organisation? Are they qualified? Is the source peer-reviewed?two researchers contributed to this article, both of them got master degree. All three received higher education at Beijing Jiaotong University. This source was published in a World-class conferences, 5th Annual International Conference on Social Science and Contemporary Humanity Development (SSCHD 2019).    
Accuracy Where does the information in the article come from? Are academic conventions used?other academic and scientific research is referenced throughout the article such as studies conducted by graduates of University of Beijing Jiaotong.  This source abides by academic conventions and style in terms of format and language it objectively discusses how the transformation of Chinese traditional retail industry under the new business model            
Use of Source
Relevant key point from the textSupporting evidence / example/ data for the key pointThis point is useful for paragraph…
Traditional retail industry pays more attention to consumers’ shopping experience  P3:Bookstores, bedclothes and flower supermarkets all focus on shaping the scene mode that fits the commodity attributes. Combined with vr and ar interactive entertainment facilities, consumers can enhance their sense of deep experience and satisfaction. Some enterprises have also applied immersive experience technology into consumption scenes Intelligent fitting mirror and 3d experience scenes have further strengthened customers’ sense of experience and brand viscosity…    Paragraph 5 because this source shows how the traditional retail industry changes under the background of technological change, especially the rapid development trend of online shopping        
  The rising cost of factors of production has squeezed traditional retail profits      P3; In recent years, with the rise of labor costs, the operating costs of retail enterprises continue to rise, which also limits the innovative development of retail enterprises. Currently part of the technology company has to carry out the artificial intelligence research and development and has achieved preliminary results, some achievements have been first made a application in logistics Industry…        Paragraph 2 because this source shows examines the current predicament of China’s traditional retail industry  
  The development and popularity of the Internet has changed people’s consumption patterns。      Third industrial revolution in the computer, the Internet, the application and popularization of mobile payment technology, make the human into the “information age”, the development of the information revolution made retail enter to comprehensively deepen stage, the height of the development of productivity has realized the logistics, information flow, cash flow, knowledge flow of the global open, marked the retail trade the deep development of globalization…    Paragraph 3 because this resource illustrates the changes that the development of e-commerce has brought to the retail industry
Source 5
Reference:    
Source Evaluation
Currency When was the text published? Are the citations and references used in the text current?   
Authority Who is the author / organisation? Are they qualified? Is the source peer-reviewed?       
Accuracy Where does the information in the article come from? Are academic conventions used?       
Use of Source
Relevant key point from the textSupporting evidence / example/ data for the key pointThis point is useful for paragraph…
           
           
           


Conclusions drawn from your reading
                                         

You will be given a tutorial following submission of the assessment. In the tutorial, you will be asked to:

  • Show your tutor how you found your sources
  • Talk your tutor through what you think are the useful parts of the sources

You will also be given opportunity to:

  • Ask any questions you have on the assessment
  • Get feedback on the work you have done so far

This assessment is worth 40% of your reading mark.

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