Global Meets Digital
With mini case studies and over 100 company examples, Global Meets Digital covers cutting-edge issues like the paradox of globalization, digital disruption, disruptive business models, exponential technologies, Internet of Things, competition in digital markets, winner-take-all market dynamics, Industry 4.0, how to innovate, and digital strategies for both B2C and B2B contexts.
Vinod Jain is an expert in global and digital strategy, award-winning professor, Fulbright Scholar, and author of an MBA textbook on Global Strategy. His next strategy book, Global Meets Digital: Global Strategy for Digital Businesses; Digital Strategy for Global Businesses, was published by Taylor & Francis in June 2023. He taught at the Rutgers Business School, Newark and New Brunswick, and the Robert H. Smith School of Business, University of Maryland, College Park. At Maryland, he was also the Founding Director of the federally funded Center for International Business Education and Research (CIBER) and Academic Director of Smith School’s Executive MBA program in China. Since leaving Maryland, he has taught in China, Denmark, Finland, Poland, and India as a visiting or term professor. His opinion pieces have appeared in The Washington Post, The Baltimore Sun, Mensa Bulletin, CEO World Magazine, Forbes, Authority Magazine, and Economic Times and Mint (India's #1 and #2 business dailies). In the past, he worked as a middle- and senior-level executive with American and British multinationals.
“What universities need to do, and I would like to take a moment to credit Dr. Jain, is to create forums for discussion like this. One role that universities have served for thousands of years, since the first university, is to provide a place and space for dialog about important issues – about issues that are vital to the economic wellbeing of our society, to our social wellbeing, to the values that really determine our families and our futures. Universities must continue to engage in these kinds of activities. Dr. Jain, you are to be credited for creating this forum.”
Comments of the former Bowling Green State University President, Dr. Sidney Ribeau, on camera and broadcast on PBS, at the Business Forum designed and chaired by Vinod Jain: Northwest Ohio in the New Millennium: Opportunities and Challenges for Business.
Vinod speaks on a variety of themes related to his areas of interest, namely, strategy, global business, and digital business (broadly defined). Here’s a sample of some of the topics on which he has spoken in the past for associations and corporations.
Rules and Tools of Digital Business
Entering and competing in Foreign Markets
Emerging Markets: Why We Should Care
Globalization and Technology
America and the Global Economy
Doing Business in India (or China)
Who’s Asian? Good question.
December 29, 2022
I enjoyed reading the Dec. 23 Style article “The big ‘Asian American’ question.” For once, someone has tried to explain that not all “Asians” are from China, Japan or the Korean Peninsula. The article included Southeast Asians and South Asians as Asian, which is good, but it did not go far enough, literally.
A little more than a decade ago, a prominent, local company that marketed to several federal government agencies had been advertising its expertise on D.C.’s WTOP radio station as offering communications services “from Asia to Afghanistan.” How many Americans (or even Asian Americans) know that there’s also a Central Asia and a West Asia? People from Central Asian countries such as Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan, which used to be in the former Soviet Union, are Asian. And people from Iran, Iraq, Syria, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, United Arab Emirates, Yemen and many other Middle Eastern countries are Asian, too. What about Israel? Israel is also a part of West Asia. And what about Turkey, which has been negotiating accession to the European Union for decades? Well, only 3 percent of Turkey’s landmass and 10 percent of its people are in Europe; the rest are in Asia. So, who is an “Asian American”? Go figure!
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Crossing the Chasm
On October 15, 1997, San Francisco-based Charles Schwab Corporation’s entire management team, 120-strong, walked across the Golden Gate Bridge, each wearing a gold-trimmed navy blue jacket with the words CROSSING THE CHASM across the back—symbolizing the full-service brokerage firm’s changeover to an online, discount brokerage that allowed its customers to trade stocks online at $29.95 per trade. In the early years of the changeover, Charles Schwab adopted a hybrid model integrating its core full-service business with eSchwab, its online business. A customer seeking to trade stocks could visit one of Charles Schwab’s 360+ offices for a face-to-face meeting with an investment specialist, call a customer service representative on the phone, consult with one of the 5,800 independent, fee-based investment advisors, or trade online at eSchwab anytime, anywhere.