Academic Background

2013 - PhD in Human Resource Management at ESC Rennes School of Business, France/Open University, UK

2008 - MSc in Diversity Management at ESC Rennes School of Business, France

2007 - Master thesis in Psychology at Utrecht University, the Netherlands

2006 - Bachelor in Psychology at the University of Utrecht, the Netherlands (with excellence)

Work Experience(s)

Assistant Professor, La Rochelle Business School, France (April, 2013 - Present)

Professor, ESC Rennes School of Business (2009 - 2013)

Biography

Being fom the Netherlands, Sophie Hennekam graduated in psychology at the University of Utrecht, the Netherlands, continued with a MSc from ESC Rennes, France and got her PhD from the Open University University in the UK, while teaching at ESC Rennes School of Business for 4 years. She has also taught at ESSCA Angers, EM Normandie, Novancia Paris and the overseas campus of ESC Rennes in Rabat, Marocco. After completion of her PhD she started to work at ESC La Rochelle as an assistant professor. She is mainly teaching Organizational Behavior, International HRM and Cross-Cultural Management. Her research is about diveristy management, with a focus on older employees. She works on several international projets with researchers from universities worldwide. 

Research Themes

Diversity management

Precarious workers

Creative workforce and industry

Refereed Articles

Hennekam, S. (2017), “Dealing with multiple incompatible work-related identities: the case of artists”, Personnel Review.

Hennekam, S. (2017), “Thriving of older workers”, Personnel Review, Vol. 46 No. 2, pp.

Hennekam, S. (2016), “Identity transition during pregnancy: The importance of role models”, Human Relations, 69(9), pp. 1765-1790.

Hennekam, S. and Bennett, D. (2016), “Creative industries work across multiple contexts: common themes and challenges”. Personnel Review, Vol. 46 No. 1, pp.

Hennekam, S. and Bennett, D. (2016), “Involuntary career transition and identity within the artist population”, Personnel Review, Vol. 45 No. 6, pp.

Hennekam, S. (2016), “Employability and performance: a comparison of Baby-Boomers and Veterans in the Netherlands”, Employee Relations, Vol. 38 No. 6.

Hennekam, S. and Bennett, D. (2016), “Self-management of work in the Netherlands creative industries”, International Journal of Arts Management.

Hennekam, S. (2016), “Competencies of older workers and its influence on career success and job satisfaction”, Employee Relations, Vol. 38 No. 2 pp. 130-146.

Hennekam, S. (2016), “Vitality of older workers and its relationship with performance, career satisfaction and career success”, Management & Avenir, Vol. 1 No. 83.

Hennekam, S. and Tahssain-Gay, L. (2015), “Changing attitudes towards diversity: The Netherlands and Morocco compared”, Management Decision, Vol. 53 No. 9. pp. 876-891.

Hennekam, S. (2015), “Employability of two generations vulnerable older workers”, International Journal of Manpower, Vol. 36 No. 6, pp. 931-946.

Hennekam, S. and Herrbach, O. (2015), “The influence of age-awareness versus general HRM practices on the retirement decision of older workers”, Personnel Review, Vol. 44 No. 1, pp. 3-21.

Hennekam, S. (2015), “Challenges of older self-employed workers in creative industries: the case of the Netherlands” Management Decision, Vol. 53 No. 4, pp. 876-891.

Hennekam, S. (2015), “Career success: the influence of social skills and continuous learning ability” Journal of Management Development, Vol. 34 No. 9, pp. 1113-1133

Hennekam, S. (2014), “Factors influencing the retirement decision of older workers with a low occupational status”, Aging & Society.

Hennekam, S., and Herrbach, O. (2013). HRM practices and low status older employees. Employee Relations, Vol. 35 No. 3, pp. 339-355.

Chapters

Hennekam, S. (2015), Other forms of diversity in: Velo, V. Cross-Cultural Management Workbook.

Hennekam, S. (2012), Other forms of diversity in: Velo, V. Cross-Cultural Management, Business Expert Press.

Cases

Hennekam, S. and Stonor, M. (2016), BPB: a case of integration. The Case Centre.

Hennekam, S. (2016), Chrono Propre: cleanly different. The Case Centre.

Hennekam, S. (2015), Louvre-Lens: challenges and opportunities. The Case Centre.

Hennekam, S. (2015), Ethiquable: social, ethical and viable. The Case Centre.

Conferences

“Contextualising diversity management in the Middle East and North Africa: A relational perspective” at Diversity Conference in September 2016, La Rochelle, France.

“Dealing with multiple incompatible work-related identities: the case of artists” at EURAM Conference in June 2016, Paris, France.

“A cross-cultural comparison of the precarious situation of creative workers: Australia, Canada and the Netherlands” at AIMAC Conference, June 2015, Aix-en-Provence, France.

“Career success of older workers: the influence of social skills and continuous learning ability” at Workshop on Research Advances in Organizational Behavior and Human Resources Management in May 2015, Paris, France.

“Career success: the influence of social skills and continuous learning ability” at the Conference Skills for the Future, September 2014 Toulouse Business School, France.

“Employability and its consequences among Baby Boomers”, Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Conference in June 2014, Munchen, Germany.

“The perception of HRM practices among low status older workers” Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Conference in June 2014, Munchen, Germany.

“Vitality predicts job performance and career success of older workers” at INBAM Conference in June 2014, Barcelona, Spain.

“Factors influencing the retirement decision of older employees with a low occupational status at Aging and Society Conference in November 2013, Chicago, United States.

“Older employees with a low occupational status” at the Conference of Vulnerable Workers and Precarious Work in September 2013 Toulouse Business School, France.

“The role of perceived HRM practices on commitment, job performance and the preference for early retirement among older employees” at the Dutch HRM Network Conference in November 2011 in Groningen, the Netherlands.

“Generational Work Values” at the International Diversity in Organisations, Communities and Nations Conference in June 2011 in Cape Town, South Africa.

Teaching Area(s)

Leadership and Management

Fundamentals of HRM

Diversity Management

Cross-Cultural Management