Tran Doan Kim

1. Personal information:

Full name:

Tran Doan Kim

Year of birth:



- Vice Director, VNU Human Resources Development Center;
- Lecturer, Faculty of Business Administration, VNU University of Economics and Business

Academic title:


Foreign language:




(84) 903455678

Office address:

144 Xuan Thuy Str., Cau Giay Dist., Hanoi

 2. Education:

  • 1986 - 1991: Bachelor of Art, English Language study, Hanoi University
  • 1993 - 1996: Bachelor of Art, Business Law study, Hanoi National University
  • 1997 - 1999: Master of Business Administration, Boise State University, Idaho, USA
  • 2002 - 2007: Doctor, Business Administration, Hanoi National Economics University
  • 2002 and 2008: Certificate, International Executive Development Program at University of California (USA); Certificate, Leadership Skills at Dale Carnegie (India)

3. Work experiences:

  • 2013 - now: Vice Director of VNU Human Resources Development Center; Lecturer, VNU University of Economics and Business.
  • 2008 - 2012: Senior lecturer, VNU School of Business; Vice Director, FPT Leadership Institute
  • 2002 - 2007: Lecturer, VNU School of Business; Deputy General Secretary, Vietnam Software Association
  • 1999 - 2002: Senior lecturer, Head of Academic Affairs, VNU School of Business
  • 1993 - 1996: Legal consultant, Chor Pee & Company Law Firm (Singapore)
  • 1991 - 1993: Administrative staff, Vietnam National Oil and Gas Corporation

4. Main research/teaching areas:

  • Marketing management
  • Strategic management
  • Leadership
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Change management

5. Publications:

5.1. Books:

  1. Business Association in Vietnam: Status, Roles and Performance, (co-author), MPDF, World Bank, 2002.

5.2. Articles:

  1. Building industry clusters to promote export of handicrafts, Economic and Development Magazine, No.101, pg.18-21, 2005.
  2. Determining the path of development for export handicrafts, Economic and Development Magazine, No.92, pg.46-48, 2005.
  3. Competition at handicraft trade villages in Vietnam – under the perspective of Porter’s 5-force model, Economic and Development Magazine, No.47, pg.11-13, 2001.
  4. Enhancing training capabilities of universities in Vietnam for Vietnam’s accession to WTO, report published by UNDP Vietnam and UNCTAD, (2007, co-author);
  5. Leading enterprises to change for survival, publication on 5-year anniversary of Vietnam’s HR Day, VNU Publishing House, 2013;
  6. Developing entrepreneurial skills to enhance employment opportunities for graduates of Vietnam National University, scientific seminar publication, VNU, 2014.

5.3. Scientific research projects:

  • Ministerial level research project: “Research to propose policies for developing leadership and management capabilities for the public sector in the Northwestern area of Vietnam”. The project is a part of the State-level research project “Researching the needs and proposing solutions to develop leadership and management human resources for the public sector in the Northwestern area of Vietnam for the period until 2020 and vision to 2030”; Code: KHCN-TB.05X/13-18; 2014.

6. Other professional activities:

  • Lecturer of the international MBA program of Griggs - Andrews university, USA conducted at VNU (2009 - 2013); lecturer of the international MBA program of Delaware State University, USA conducted at VNU; tutor of the of the international MBA program of Hawaii university, USA conducted at VNU (2002 - 2004);
  • Lecturer/trainer in high-level leadership and management training programs for leading State-owned corporations and private corporations such as: BIDV, Vietcombank, Agribank, Viettel, VNPT, MobiFone, Hanoi Telecom, EVN, EVN Telecom, VinaCoamin, Vietnam Airlines, Song Da Corp, FPT,  HUD, VICEM, UDIC, VNCC, An Bình bank, Maritime Bank, Bao Viet securities company, Sieu Thanh company, Kinh Đo company, Thien Long company, Thái Tuấn company, AA Décor company, DHV company, VMTS company, Đeo Ca company, Hanoi CTT company, MK Technology company, SANOFI company, VINASA, etc.
  • Supervisor for PhD candidates of VNU University of Economics and Business, Tarlac State University and HELP University; supervisor for more than 100 master students at VNU.

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