About Dr. Vivencio O. Ballano

Dr. Vivencio (Ven) O. Ballano is Associate Professor V of the Sociology Department of the Polytechnic University of the Philippines (PUP) in Manila. He obtained his doctoral degree in Sociology from the Ateneo de Manila University. In 2011, he was chosen Post-Doctoral Research Fellow of the Southeast Asian Studies Research Exchange Program (SEASREP). He is the author of the book Sociological Perspectives on Media Piracy in the Philippines and Vietnam published by Springer Nature in 2016 and Amazon Kindle ebooks on the Catholic Social Teaching. Dr. Ballano’s specialized areas of teaching and research include sociology of law, religion, disaster management, corporate organization, and the Catholic Social Teaching. His current projects and interests include writing monographs and articles on rumors and gossip in corporate settings and the Catholic Social Teaching, as well as doing sociological research on film piracy and illegal camcording in the Philippines. Follow him on LinkedIn @https://www.linkedin.com/in/vivenciovenballano/ and Twitter @detectivebogart@gmail.com.

Dr. Vivencio O. Ballano’s Books

Handling Rumors and Gossip in Business, the Workplace, and Everyday Life

This book provides some sociological perspectives on how to understand and handle rumors and gossip in business, the workplace and everyday life. It explains the nature and social functions of rumors and gossip in various social settings, particularly in corporate situations, and provides some critical advice on how to analyze and deal with unverified information… [Read More]

Law, Normative Pluralism, and Post-Disaster Recovery

This book looks at how the multiplicity of formal and informal normative systems that actualize the post-disaster recovery goals of the country’s Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Act of 2010 has resulted in the inadequate housing and relocation of Typhoon Ketsana victims in the Philippines. Using the sociological and normative pluralist perspectives and the case… [Read More]

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