With degrees in statistics, management, strategy, and global business, and years of conducting research for companies like E&Y and Coca-Cola, Vinod is ideally suited to take up corporate research projects.
Some of the research projects led by him in the past include:
Capability Building and Innovation in the IT Services Industry in India and China;
Strengthening America’s International Competitiveness through Innovation and Global Value Chains;
Managing Knowledge in the Extended Enterprise.
The IT services industry project, for instance, involved in-depth, personal interviews with over 25 senior and top-level executives at leading IT services firms in India, China, and United States, mostly at company premises. The study was funded by Ernst & Young through the Institute for Emerging Market Studies, where I was a non-resident Senior Research Fellow at the time.