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THOUGHT LEADERSHIP

Opinion

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February 2, 2024: No, you're the really nice guy

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2024/02/02/buffalo-bills-mafia-slur-woodrow-wilson-racist/

(The 6th opinion under this URL, with the heading: No, you're the really nice guy)

December 29, 2022: Who's Asian? Good question.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2022/12/29/defining-asia-isnt-simple/

November 24, 2022: It is unconscionable to insist developing countries slow development

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2022/11/24/it-is-unconscionable-insist-developing-countries-slow-development/

Sep 25, 2019: U.S. graduate students in STEM are mostly foreign

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/us-graduate-students-in-stem-are-mostly-foreign/2019/09/25/65b28098-de37-11e9-be7f-4cc85017c36f_story.html

 

March 28, 2019: What ‘socialism’ means in America today

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/what-socialism-means-in-america-today/2019/03/28/725c7120-50be-11e9-bdb7-44f948cc0605_story.html

 

Mar 6, 2018: Lessons on protectionism (the third letter under this heading)

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/lessons-on-protectionism/2018/03/05/80920f32-1e4e-11e8-98f5-ceecfa8741b6_story.html?utm_term=.207d453d42ee

 

Aug 17, 2015: Google’s unprecedented shopping spree

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/googles-unprecedented-shopping-spree/2015/08/16/25fa40ee-410b-11e5-9f53-d1e3ddfd0cda_story.html?utm_term=.a440ca1ba436

 

Jan 19, 2014: The complications of free-trade deals in a global economy (the second letter under this heading, just below Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker’s letter)

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/the-complications-of-free-trade-deals-in-a-global-economy/2014/01/17/b86a1726-7d33-11e3-97d3-b9925ce2c57b_story.html?utm_term=.d02b5c419499

 

Jul 16, 2012: The dressing down over Olympic outfits 

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/the-dressing-down-over-olympics-outfits/2012/07/16/gJQArK1NpW_story.html?utm_term=.2c28ee56edbf

 

Mar 19, 2014: Indian scholars contributed to lore of pi

http://www.somdnews.com/archive/opinion/indian-scholars-contributed-to-lore-of-pi/article_c6b58f0b-db26-59a2-a4f6-d574f10eb115.html

All-Academy Symposia

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Vinod Jain designed and chaired the following thought-leadership, All-Academy Symposia at the annual international conferences of the Academy of Management:

“Global strategy, innovation, and leadership – as West meets East.” Presenters: Vijay Govindarajan (Dartmouth), Stuart Hart (Cornell), Tarun Khanna (HBS), Ravi Ramamurti (Northeastern), and Mike Useem (Wharton), Vinod Jain (Maryland, Chair). (Philadelphia, PA: August 1-16, 2011).

“Democratization of education: e-Learning in a knowledge economy.” Presenters from: Indiana University, Pace University, University of Maryland University College, University of Texas at Dallas, and Warwick University. (Seattle, WA: August 1-6, 2003).

“Business models in the new economy.” Presenters from: University of Alabama, INSEAD (France), University of Oregon, Rutgers University, the Wharton School, Bowling Green State University, and a think tank in Canada. (Toronto, Canada: August 4-9, 2000).

Frameworks

© 2016 Vinod K. Jain
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Selected Articles in Newspapers & Magazines

January 17, 2024: Moats vs. Ecosystems: Which Model Works Best?

https://www.forbes.com/sites/forbesbusinesscouncil/2024/01/17/moats-vs-ecosystems-which-model-works-best/?sh=597c67a5242c 

October 5, 2023: Competition and Antitrust in the Digital Age

https://www.forbes.com/sites/forbesbusinesscouncil/2023/10/05/competition-and-antitrust-in-the-digital-age/?sh=11c168f161b6

August 2023: Five Steps to Securing a Seat at the Table

https://www.forbes.com/sites/forbesbusinesscouncil/2023/08/23/five-steps-to-securing-a-seat-at-the-table/?sh=328036b96fff

June 2023: Author Vinod Jain on How to Use Digital Transformation to Take your Company to the Next Level (Q&A with an editor of the Authority Magazine)

https://medium.com/authority-magazine/author-vinod-jain-on-how-to-use-digital-transformation-to-take-your-company-to-the-next-level-cec266245f91

June 2023: How Can Technology Help Businesses Create and Capture Value?

https://www.forbes.com/sites/forbesbusinesscouncil/2023/06/06/how-can-technology-help-businesses-create-and-capture-value/?sh=3f4e5ccb6d16 

 

May 2023: Choosing Between the Platform and Ecosystem Business Models

https://www.forbes.com/sites/forbesbusinesscouncil/2023/05/04/choosing-between-the-platform-and-ecosystem-business-models/?sh=9e043f844b2e

April 2023: How a Legacy Business Should Undertake Digital Transformation

https://ceoworld.biz/2023/04/29/how-a-legacy-business-should-undertake-digital-transformation/ 

April 2022: In praise of public libraries: A new golden age and not just on paper

https://www.us.mensa.org/read/bulletin/features/in-praise-of-public-libraries/

 

July 2020: Old is New Again: A dazzling new sheen on the Rust Belt (Mensa Bulletin)

https://www.us.mensa.org/read/bulletin/features/old-is-new-again 

 

November 2019: Brahmanization of the American Lexicon (Mensa Bulletin)

https://www.us.mensa.org/read/bulletin/features/the-brahmanization-of-the-american-lexicon/

 

Nov 19, 2017: Despite the headlines, most people are “inherently decent” (The Baltimore Sun; and republished in the April/May 2018 issue of the Mensa Bulletin)

https://www.baltimoresun.com/opinion/op-ed/bs-ed-op-1120-decent-people-20171116-story.html0171116-story.html 

 

Jun 8, 2017: The Indian IT industry’s future potential. (Mint, India’s second largest business daily)

http://www.livemint.com/Opinion/AUQsRfrfbZb8tnzto9UFBJ/The-Indian-IT-industrys-future-potential.html 

 

Jan 21, 2008: The India epidemics in the US. (The Economic Times, India’s largest-circulated economic and business daily)

https://economictimes.indiatimes.com/view-point/the-india-epidemics-in-the-us/articleshow/2716502.cms?from=mdr 

 

Book Chapters & Encyclopedia Entries

“Strengthening America’s international competitiveness through innovation and global value chains.” In Ben Kedia and Subhash Jain (Eds.), Restoring America’s Global Competitiveness through Innovation. Northampton, MA: Edward Allen, 2013. (co-author: S. Raghunath)

“Managing knowledge in the extended enterprise.” In Clarence Mann and Klaus Götz (Eds.), Borderless Business: Managing the Far-Flung Enterprise. Westport, CT: Praeger, 2006.

“Evolution of international investment strategy: A learning perspective.” In Michael A. Trick (Ed.), Global Corporate Evolution: Looking Inward or Looking Outward? Pittsburgh, PA: Carnegie Mellon University Press, 2004

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“Learning organization.” In Susan Cartright (Ed.), The Blackwell Encyclopedic Dictionary of Human Resources Management. London: Blackwell, 2004.

“Continuous improvement.” In Susan Cartright (Ed.), The Blackwell Encyclopedic Dictionary of Human Resources Management. London: Blackwell, 2004.  

Regional Conferences

Vinod Jain designed and chaired/co-chaired the following conferences:

 

Global Security: Challenges and Opportunities (Co-chair)

Marriot Metro Center, Washington, D.C.: June 16-17, 2008

University of Maryland, Smith School CIBER

 

Innovation and Globalization (Co-chair)

Smith School CIBER, College Park, MD: November 8-9, 2007

University of Maryland, Smith School CIBER

 

Digital Economy Forum 2006: Globalization and Localization (Co-chair)

Robert H. Smith School of Business, College Park, MD: October 6, 2006

University of Maryland, Smith School CIBER

 

Central and Eastern Europe: Opportunities and Challenges of EU Accession (Chair)

The Inn and Conference Center, College Park, MD: November 3, 2003

University of Maryland University College

 

India: Intellectual Capital for the 21st Century (Chair)

The Inn and Conference Center, College Park, MD: June 27, 2003

University of Maryland University College

 

Global Risk Management: Evolving Issues and Approaches (Chair)

Hyatt Regency at the Arcade, Cleveland, Ohio: April 17-18, 2002

Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, OH

 

Managing Internationally in the Digital Economy (Chair)

Hilton Hotel, Toledo, Ohio: February 15-16, 2001

Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, OH

 

The 2000 World Trade Day: E-Commerce and Globalization (Chair)

Toledo Convention Center, Toledo, Ohio: October 10-11, 2000

Toledo Area International Trade Association

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