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Dr Sowon Kim Crettex

Sowon Kim, PhD, is an Assistant Professor of Management at EHL. Her research interests include personality traits, career strategies, managing work-family life, women in leadership, and the internationalization process of Swiss SMEs in emerging markets and her research has been published in diverse outlets such as Personality and Individual Differences, International Business Research, and Career Development International. Sowon teaches Organizational Behavior and Intercultural Management across different programs including BOSC, EMBA, and MBA in Hospitality (digital course). Of Korean nationality, Sowon is quadrilingual and is married to a Swiss (Valaisan) man and they have two young children. 

Dr Sowon Kim Crettex

Assistant Professor

Ph.D. in Management (University of Geneva)
professor.areaOfExpertise
  • Personality traits
  • Networking
  • Careers
  • Work-Family Interface
  • Women in Leadership
  • Internationalization of Swiss SMEs
  • Emerging markets
Kim Sowon
professor.recent_publication
  • de Jong, J., Rofcanin, Y., Las Heras, M. & Kim, S. The moderating role of prosocial motivation on the association between FSSB and employee outcomes. Submitted R&R: Journal of Vocational Behavior
  • Las Heras, M., Escribano, P., Kim, S. & Rofcanin, Y. Does government effectiveness matter for work-family? To be submitted: Journal of World Business
  • Kim, S., Bianchi, G., Ciobanu, T., & Blal, I. Effects of gender on volatility of hotel performance in Switzerland. To be submitted: International Journal of Hospitality Management
  • Kim, S., Bianchi G., & Bosch, M.J. An examination of the impact of macro context on women CEOs in the hospitality industry.
  • Kim, S., Way, S., Pougnet, S., Martin-Rios, C., & Ciobanu, T. Impact of traits, cognitive tests and GPA on early career success.
  • Fernandez, S., Kim, S., & Terrier, L. In search of information about applicants: An exploratory study of LinkedIn as a predictor of personality and hireability.
  • Kim, S., Las Heras, M., & Bosch, M.J. 2017. Chapter 9. Work-family enrichment: When love helps. In Las Heras, Chinchilla, & Grau (eds.), The Work-Family Balance in Light of Globalization and Technology, UK: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, pp. 202-219.
  • Kim, S., Fernandez, S. & Terrier, L. 2017. Procrastination, personality traits, and academic performance: When active and passive procrastination tell a different story. Personality and Individual Differences, 108: 154–157.
  • Las Heras, M., Kim, S., Escribano, P. & Raes, A. 2016. Well-being and engagement as predicted by fit and misfit of work to family supervisor interruption behaviors and subordinate interruption tolerance. European Accounting and Management Review, 3(1): 93-123.
  • Kim, S., Las Heras, M., & Escribano, P. 2016. When satisfaction with work-family balance pays. International Business Research, 9(11): 178-188.
  • Terrier, L., Kim, S., & Fernandez, S. 2016. Who are the good organizational citizens for the environment? An examination of the predictive validity of personality traits. Journal of Environmental Psychology, 48:185-190.
  • Kim, S., Las Heras, M., & Bosch, M.J. 2016. Exploring what enables work-family enrichment. International Business Research, 9(11): 120-138.
  • Kim, S. 2013. Networking enablers, constraints and dynamics: A qualitative analysis. Career Development International, 18(2): 120-138.
  • Kim, S. & Las Heras, M. 2013. Networking: An effective career strategy. Harvard Deusto Business Review. February, 220: 76-82.
  • Lopez-Jurado, M. & Kim, S. 2013. Moral learning and the good life. Revista Española de Pedagogía. May-August, 255: 327-341.
  • Wolff, H-G. & Kim, S. 2012. The relationship between networking behaviors and the Big Five personality dimensions. Career Development International, 17(1): 43-66.
  • Las Heras, M. & Kim, S. 2012. The family: A school for business. Harvard Deusto Business Review, April, 211: 44-49.
  • Chinchilla, N., Moragas, M., & Kim, S. 2012. Work and family decision-making framework: A motivational perspective. IESE Working Paper 956, 1-19.
  • Kim, S. & Las Heras, M. 2012. A qualitative exploration of facilitating conditions for work-family enrichment. IESE Working Paper 957, 1-21.
  • Kim, S. & Las Heras, M. 2012. How work and family can enrich each other. IESE Insight, www.ieseinsight.com/docimpression.aspx?id=1380
  • Kim, S. 2010. Gender differences in career-related networking behaviors. Cahier de Recherche HEC Genève, no. 6.
  • Kim, S. 2010. Exploring networking in organizations as a self-managed strategy for career advancement Cahier de Recherche HEC Genève, no. 5.
  • Kim, S. 2010. Developing career networks: A conceptual framework Cahier de Recherche HEC Genève, no. 3.
  • Kim, S., & Schneider, S. 2008. The International Committee of the Red Cross: Managing across cultures © HEC Genève. European Case Clearing House, Case Study Ref no: 408 – 061 – 1.
  • Kim, S., & Schneider, S. 2008. The International Committee of the Red Cross: Managing across cultures © HEC Genève. European Case Clearing House, Teaching Note Ref no: 408 – 061 – 8.
professor.research&Recognitions
  • Highly Commended Award Winner at the Literati Network Awards for Excellence 2013
  • Best Applied Paper of the Career Division at the Academy of Management Conference 2012