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Dr Sowon Kim Crettex

Dr Sowon Kim is an Associate Professor of Organizational Behavior. Her professional objective is to help individuals become more effective in their careers while leading balanced lives and help organizations develop diversity and people-centric cultures in order to stay competitive. Dr Kim’s research focuses on personality, networking, careers, work-family, women leaders, and Swiss SMEs in emerging markets. She has published in outlets such as the Journal of Vocational Behavior, Personality and Individual Differences, and Journal of Environmental Psychology. Dr. Kim teaches in the undergraduate and graduate programs and launched the WIL (Women in Leadership) Initiative in 2018. Before joining Ecole hôtelière de Lausanne in 2013, Dr Kim pursued her post-doctorate at IESE Business School, obtained her Ph.D. from the University of Geneva, and was a Visiting Scholar at INSEAD Fontainebleau. Of Korean nationality, Dr. Kim speaks four languages and lived in eight countries before settling in Martigny with her family.

Dr Sowon Kim Crettex

Associate Professor

PhD in Management, University of Geneva
professor.areaOfExpertise
  • Personality traits
  • Networking
  • Careers
  • Work-Family Interface
  • Women in Leadership
  • Internationalization of Swiss SMEs in emerging markets
KIM Sowon - EHL faculty
professor.recent_publication
  • Kim, S., Bianchi G., & Bosch, M.J. Chapter 10. An examination of the impact of macro context on women CEOs in the hospitality industry. In Press. 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.
professor.past_publication
  • 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