Dr. Sowon Kim is an Associate Professor at Ecole hôtelière de Lausanne and a founding member of the Women in Leadership (WIL) Initiative launched in 2018. She teaches in bachelor's, master's and executive education programs fields of leadership and intercultural management. Dr. Kim’s research focuses on personality, networking, work-family, and leadership diversity. She has published in diverse outlets such as Journal of Vocational Behavior, Personality and Individual Differences, Journal of Environmental Psychology, and Harvard Deusto Business Review. Dr. Kim holds a PhD from the University of Geneva, was a Visiting Scholar at IESE Business School and INSEAD Fontainebleau (both funded by the Swiss National Science Foundation) and is a Visiting Professor at the University of Geneva. Prior to joining academia, Dr. Kim gained substantial business experience in the consumer goods, high-tech, broadcasting, and jewelry industries. Dr. Kim speaks four languages and lived in eight countries before settling in Martigny (Switzerland) with her family.
Dr Sowon Kim Crettex
- Personality traits
- Work-Family Interface
- Women in Leadership
- Internationalization of Swiss SMEs in emerging markets
- Heras, ML., Rofcanin, Y., Escribano, PI., Kim, S., Mayer, MCJ. (2020). “Family‐supportive organisational culture, work–family balance satisfaction and government effectiveness: Evidence from four countries”, Human Resource Management Journal. https://doi.org/10.1111/1748-8583.12317
- Wolff, H.-G. and Kim, S. (2020), "The costs of networking in nonwork domains: a resource-based perspective", Career Development International, Vol. 25 No. 5, pp. 501-516. https://doi.org/10.1108/CDI-09-2019-0213
- Kim, S., Bianchi G., & Bosch, M.J. 2019. Chapter 10. An examination of the impact of macro context on women CEOs in the hospitality industry. In Las Heras, Chinchilla, Grau (eds.), The New Ideal Worker: Organizations between Work-Life Balance, Women and Leadership, Berlin: Springer.
- Rofcanin, Y., de Jong, J., LasHeras, M. & Kim, S. 2018. The moderating role of prosocial motivation on the association between family-supportive supervisor behaviors and employee outcomes. Journal of Vocational Behavior, 107: 153-167.
- 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.
- 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