When the Age of Sharing Arrives
Chairman of AVIC International
This year, all enterprises were committed to exploring the key to the “Internet Plus”，nonetheless, the explosive power of the Internet was substantially underestimated. Internet firms messed up with traditional industries overnight. People choose Uber over taxis for a travel; Airbnb over hotels for a home-stay; and home-cooking over restaurants. Sharing economy, a new economic form that derives from the Internet yet more disruptive than the Internet itself is surging ahead.
While the Internet economy is besieging traditional industries, sharing economy is uprooting them. It essentially vitalizes the existing resources, matches supply with demand in a better way, and creates greater value for customers. And it also targets the Achilles’ heel of traditional enterprises in supply and demand imbalance, and destroys previous
Standing in the teeth of the storm, some member enterprises or subsidiaries of AVIC INTERNATIONAL started their exploration of sharing economy during our strategic shift in 2015. Rainbow Department Store defines “Rainbow Scarf” as a local life service platform, and connects hospital, beauty salon, laundry and car washing services within 1.5 km to the platform, so as to gather trade and services through the Internet and provide merchants and consumers with better solutions. AVIC International Aero-Development Corporation, dedicated to sharing channel resources, equipment leasing platforms and commercial and legal services, established an aviation manufacturing federation. AVIC Property Management introduced collaborative consumption to the use of workplace and office services, customizing cubicles and meeting rooms according to the needs of tenants, and matching enterprises with unused working space with those in temporary needs.
During the strategic transformation, we have more sparks of ideas of sharing. We believe that sharing economy is not limited to start-up enterprises.Possibly for AVIC INTERNATIONAL faced with multiple waves of shocks, the idea of