Ben Tran

Dr. Ben Tran is a Senior Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor, Qualified Rehabilitation Professional for the State of California Department of Rehabilitation. Dr. Tran received his Doctor of Psychology (Psy.D) in Organizational Psychology from California School of Professional Psychology at Alliant International University in San Francisco, California, United States of America. Dr. Tran’s research interests include domestic and expatriate recruitment, selection, retention, evaluation, & training, disability and accommodation, gender, CSR, business and organizational ethics, organizational and international organizational behavior, knowledge management, and minorities in multinational corporations. Dr. Tran can be reach at tranconsulting@gmail.com

Publications

A History of How U.S. Academics, Laws, and Business Have Created the Current Approach to Organizational Diversity: Visual, Innovative, and All-Inclusive Multiculturalism
Ben Tran. © 2019. 18 pages.
While the legal motive focuses on legal compliance and the branding motive emphasizes making the workplace representative of the consumer market to gain a bigger share, the...
Organizational Diversity: From Workforce Diversity to Workplace Inclusion for Persons With Disabilities
Ben Tran. © 2019. 32 pages.
An employer, according to Tran (2008), must utilize a systematic approach in predicting who is likely to succeed as a potential employee; in so doing, employers must acknowledge...
Corporate Social Responsibility
Ben Tran. © 2019. 12 pages.
In Asia, societies have a long history of cultural and religious giving. The idea of businesses giving back to the communities in which they operate is also age old. In many of...
Assistive Technology and Human Capital for Workforce Diversity
Ben Tran. © 2019. 12 pages.
The purpose of this chapter is not on the varieties of the availability of assistive technologies (AT) and their usages based on individuals' specified disability, so that...
Clinical Use of Video Games
Ben Tran. © 2019. 14 pages.
Despite the extreme popularity of video games among adolescents, researchers in the fields of developmental and social psychology examining video games have focused mainly on the...
The Foundation of (Business) Ethics' Evolution
Ben Tran. © 2019. 12 pages.
Business schools are at a crossroads, and it is time to seriously rethink or redesign business education. The purpose of this chapter is to cover the foundation of (business)...
The Nature of Research Methodologies
Ben Tran. © 2019. 12 pages.
In the nature of research methodologies, quantitative research and quantitative research data are static through time, compared to qualitative research and qualitative research...
The Next Generation of Leaders: Women in Global Leaderships in Hotel Management Industry
Ben Tran. © 2019. 27 pages.
The low number of female (expatriate) leaders in today's hotel management industry within the global business environment is a concern to most scholars writing on female...
Corporate Social Responsibility
Ben Tran. © 2018. 11 pages.
In Asia, as elsewhere around the world, societies have a long history of cultural and religious giving. The idea of business' responsibility to give back to the communities...
Clinical Use of Video Games
Ben Tran. © 2018. 13 pages.
In the United, despite the extreme popularity of video games among adolescents, however, researchers in the fields of developmental and social psychology examining video game...
The Nature of Research Methodologies
Ben Tran. © 2018. 11 pages.
In the nature of research methodologies, quantitative research and quantitative research data are static through time, compared to qualitative research and qualitative research...
Organizational Justice: The Injustice in the Foundation of Organizational Citizenship Behavior Within Higher Education Institutions
Ben Tran. © 2018. 34 pages.
Wide range of human behaviors in the context of organizations can be explained by how the workplace perceives distributive, procedural, interactional, and relational fairness....
Communication: The Role of the Johari Window on Effective Leadership Communication in Multinational Corporations
Ben Tran. © 2018. 26 pages.
Based on previous research, leadership appears to be enacted through communication in such a way that it contains a relational (affective) and task (content) component....
The Art and Science in Communication: Workplace (Cross-Cultural) Communication Skills and Competencies in the Modern Workforce
Ben Tran. © 2018. 27 pages.
One of the challenges facing the modern workforce is the increased diversity of the workforce and similarly complex prospective customers with disparate cultural backgrounds....
Impact of Organizational Trauma on Workplace Behavior and Performance: Workplace Bullying Due to (In)Competency
Ben Tran. © 2018. 25 pages.
Research suggests, according to Branch, Ramsay, and Barker (2013), that a significant number of people are exposed to persistent abusive treatment within the workplace, with the...
Understanding and Addressing the Stigma in Mental Health Within the Asian and Asian-American Culture
Ben Tran. © 2018. 38 pages.
Mental health stigma can be defined as the display of negative attitudes, based on prejudice and misinformation, in response to a marker of illness. Stigma creates mental...
The Impact of the Model Minority Culture in Higher Education Institutions: The Cause of Asian Americans' Psychological and Mental Health
Ben Tran. © 2017. 42 pages.
Asian American and Pacific Islanders (AAPIs) are one of the fastest growing ethnic communities in the United States. Often referred to as the model minority, first coined by...
Psychological (and Emotional) Architecture: The Values and Benefits of Nature-Based Architecture – Biophilia
Ben Tran. © 2017. 31 pages.
Wilson calls biofilia an “innate tendency to focus on life and lifelike processes” (Wilson, 1984, p. 1), an “innate emotional affiliation of human beings to other living...
The Architect of Organizational Psychology: The Geert Hofstede's Dimensions of Cultural (Corporate and Organizational) Identity
Ben Tran. © 2017. 28 pages.
Globalization, used in the architect of the organizational psychology world, often evokes images of a shrinking world, in which accelerating flows of information and travel...
Impact of Organizational Trauma on Workplace Behavior and Performance: Workplace Bullying Due to (In)Competency
Ben Tran. © 2017. 25 pages.
Research suggests, according to Branch, Ramsay, and Barker (2013), that a significant number of people are exposed to persistent abusive treatment within the workplace, with the...
The Art and Science in Communication: Workplace (Cross-Cultural) Communication Skills and Competencies in the Modern Workforce
Ben Tran. © 2017. 27 pages.
One of the challenges facing the modern workforce is the increased diversity of the workforce and similarly complex prospective customers with disparate cultural backgrounds....
Organizational Diversity: From Workforce Diversity to Workplace Inclusion for Persons With Disabilities
Ben Tran. © 2017. 32 pages.
An employer, according to Tran (2008), must utilize a systematic approach in predicting who is likely to succeed as a potential employee; in so doing, employers must acknowledge...
Culturally Gendered: The Institutionalization of Men and Masculinities in Society and Corporations
Ben Tran. © 2017. 28 pages.
The social differentiation between males and females is a relational concept: masculinity exists and has meaning only as it contrasts with femininity, and vice versa (Connell...
Gendered Social-Networking Organizations: A View of the Sexed Mentorship Relationships
Ben Tran. © 2017. 27 pages.
Research has consistently documented that women are disproportionately represented in upper management and in positions of power and still continue to dominate traditionally...
Communication (Intercultural and Multicultural) at Play for Cross Cultural Management within Multinational Corporations (MNCs)
Ben Tran. © 2016. 31 pages.
With the globalization of economy, multinational corporations (MNCs) and joint ventures are expanding across the world, and China's vast market is attracting more foreign...
The Origin of Servant Leadership: The Foundation of Leadership
Ben Tran. © 2016. 33 pages.
Servant leadership suffers from the same limitation as leadership studies in general. Many are now calling for a deeper study of the meaning and application of this emerging...
Ethical Concerns in Human Enhancement: Advantages in Corporate/Organizational Settings
Ben Tran. © 2016. 26 pages.
The purpose of this chapter is on issue of fairness and equity in corporations and organizational settings due to advantages received as a result of human enhancement. In so...
Communication: The Role of the Johari Window on Effective Leadership Communication in Multinational Corporations
Ben Tran. © 2016. 25 pages.
Based on previous research, leadership appears to be enacted through communication in such a way that it contains a relational (affective) and task (content) component....
The Nature of Research Methodologies: Terms and Usage within Quantitative, Qualitative, and Mixed Methods
Ben Tran. © 2016. 27 pages.
Mixed methods research is, generally speaking, an approach to knowledge (theory to practice) that attempts to consider multiple viewpoints, perspectives, positions, and...
Ethos, Pathos, and Logos of Doing Business Abroad: Geert Hofstede's Five Dimensions of National Culture on Transcultural Marketing
Ben Tran. © 2016. 26 pages.
Marketing, by definition, is the performance of business activities of directing the flow of products and services from producer to consumer. By definition, international...
Expatriate Selection and Retention: Identifying and Assessing the Other Characteristics beyond Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Ben Tran. © 2016. 25 pages.
Many international hotel chains (IHCs) have sent their employees, their expatriates, overseas to maintain corporate standards, fill skills gaps, and transfer technology and...
Communication (Intercultural and Multicultural) at Play for Cross Cultural Management within Multinational Corporations (MNCs)
Ben Tran. © 2016. 31 pages.
With the globalization of economy, multinational corporations (MNCs) and joint ventures are expanding across the world, and China's vast market is attracting more foreign...
A History of How U.S. Academics, Laws, and Business Have Created the Current Approach to Organizational Diversity: Visual, Innovative, and All-Inclusive Multiculturalism
Ben Tran. © 2016. 18 pages.
While the legal motive focuses on legal compliance and the branding motive emphasizes making the workplace representative of the consumer market to gain a bigger share, the...
Organizational Justice: The Injustice in the Foundation of Organizational Citizenship Behavior within Higher Education Institutions
Ben Tran. © 2016. 33 pages.
Wide range of human behaviors in the context of organizations can be explained by how the workplace perceives distributive, procedural, interactional, and relational fairness....
Enneagram through Chaos Theory
Ben Tran. © 2016. 15 pages.
Chaos Theory, which is the study of nonlinear dynamic systems, correlates to organizational systems. Organizations are not physical systems, and when they reach the bifurcation...
Extended Assistive Technology: The Impact of Interactivity of Human-Computer Interfaces on Independence, Employment, and Organizations
Ben Tran. © 2016. 31 pages.
The purpose of this chapter is to analyze the history of technology and its founding purposes. The evolution of technology resulted in the creation and development of assistive...
Culturally Gendered: The Institutionalization of Men and Masculinities in Society and Corporations
Ben Tran. © 2016. 37 pages.
The social differentiation between males and females is a relational concept: masculinity exists and has meaning only as it contrasts with femininity, and vice versa (Connell...
Bridging the Foundational Gap between Theory and Practice: The Paradigm on the Evolution of Business Ethics to Business Law
Ben Tran. © 2015. 29 pages.
This chapter addresses the relationship between ethics and law and the evolution from ethics to law so that practitioners can implement ethical business practices. Practitioners...
Rhetoric of Game: Utilizing the Game of Tavistock Method on Organizational Politics Training
Ben Tran. © 2015. 22 pages.
The Tavistock method, commonly known as group relations, was originated from the work of British psychoanalyst Wilfred Ruprecht Bion. The Tavistock method's basic premise is...
Rhetoric of Play: Utilizing the Gamer Factor in Selecting and Training Employees
Ben Tran. © 2015. 29 pages.
Understanding the psychology of the gamer is important not just in studying video game players but also for understanding behaviors and characteristics of individuals who are...
The Next Generation of Leaders: Women in Global Leaderships in Hotel Management Industry
Ben Tran. © 2015. 27 pages.
The low number of female (expatriate) leaders in today's hotel management industry within the global business environment is a concern to most scholars writing on female...
Ethical Concerns in Human Enhancement: Advantages in Corporate/Organizational Settings
Ben Tran. © 2015. 27 pages.
The purpose of this chapter is on issue of fairness and equity in corporations and organizational settings due to advantages received as a result of human enhancement. In so...
Expatriate Selection and Retention: Identifying and Assessing the Other Characteristics beyond Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Ben Tran. © 2015. 25 pages.
Many international hotel chains (IHCs) have sent their employees, their expatriates, overseas to maintain corporate standards, fill skills gaps, and transfer technology and...
Assistive Technology: Impact on Independence, Employment, and Organizations for the Motor Disabled
Ben Tran. © 2014. 30 pages.
The purpose of this chapter is to analyze the history of motor disabled assistive technology. Specifically, this chapter will cover motor disability and the history of assistive...
The Human Element of the Knowledge Worker: Identifying, Managing, and Protecting the Intellectual Capital within Knowledge Management
Ben Tran. © 2014. 23 pages.
The goal of Knowledge Management (KM) is a practical one: to improve organizational capabilities through better use of the organization’s individual and collective knowledge...
Ethos, Pathos, and Logos of Doing Business Abroad: Geert Hofstede’s Five Dimensions of National Culture on Transcultural Marketing
Ben Tran. © 2014. 26 pages.
Marketing, by definition, is the performance of business activities of directing the flow of products and services from producer to consumer. By definition, international...
Rhetoric of Play: Utilizing the Gamer Factor in Selecting and Training Employees
Ben Tran. © 2014. 29 pages.
Understanding the psychology of the gamer is important not just in studying video game players but also for understanding behaviors and characteristics of individuals who are...
The Evolution of Business Ethics to Business Law
Ben Tran. © 2014. 18 pages.
Ethics in business ethics and law in business law are not as ambiguous, rhetorical, and esoteric as practitioners portray. Excuses as such have subconsciously become a habitus...
Game Theory vs. Business Ethics: The Game of Ethics
Ben Tran. © 2014. 24 pages.
In 1954, the British philosopher Richard Braithwaite gave his inaugural lecture, Theory of Games as a Tool for the Moral Philosopher. Braithwaite predicted game theory would...
The Construction of Knowledge Management: The Foundation of Organizational Learning Based on Learning Organization
Ben Tran. © 2014. 22 pages.
A number of authors have stressed that competitive advantage through knowledge management is realized through identifying the valuable representation, organization, acquisition...
The Origin of Servant Leadership: The Foundation of Leadership
Ben Tran. © 2014. 33 pages.
Servant leadership suffers from the same limitation as leadership studies in general. Many are now calling for a deeper study of the meaning and application of this emerging...
A History of How U.S. Academics, Laws, and Business Have Created the Current Approach to Organizational Diversity with Some Ideas for Moving Forward
Ben Tran. © 2014. 18 pages.
The purpose of this chapter is to clearly define and address the original intended usage of terms among academicians, the law, and businesses regarding diversity: workforce...
Ethical and Legal Data Mining: Paradigms of Organizational Development Practitioners and Organizational Psychologists
Ben Tran. © 2013. 29 pages.
In the process of data mining, techniques used, and results gathered, became ethically or even legally questionable due to the concern of the violation of individuals’ privacy...
Industrial and Organizational (I/O) Psychology: The Roles and Purposes of I/O Practitioners in Global Businesses
Ben Tran. © 2013. 45 pages.
An Industrial and Organizational (I/O) psychologist is commonly referred to as an I/O practitioner and as an I/O consultant. I/O psychology is the branch of psychology concerned...
Gendered Technology-Based Organizations: A View of the Glass Cliff through the Window of the Glass Ceiling
Ben Tran. © 2012. 20 pages.
The “glass cliff” is a term coined by Professor Michelle Ryan and Professor Alex Haslam in 2004. Their research demonstrates that once women (or other minority groups) break...
Knowledge Management: The Construction of Knowledge in Organizations
Ben Tran. © 2009. 17 pages.
This chapter examines knowledge and innovation as invaluable factors affecting the longevity of large organizations. It presents the history and evolution of the concepts of...