Academic Background

A.B.D. ESC Rennes School of Business, Rennes, France, Human Resource Management, 2013

M.Sc.   ESC Rennes School of Business,  Rennes, France,  Diversity Management,  2008

Master   Utrecht University,  Utrecht, the Netherlands,  Psychology,  2007

Work Experience(s)

Assistant Professor in Human Resource Management, La Rochelle Business School (April, 2013 - Present)

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


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

Cross-cultural management

Intergenerational Human Resource management

Refereed Articles

Hennekam, S., & Herrbach, O. (2013). HRM practices and low status older workers. Employee Relations, 35(3), 339-355.

HENNEKAM-TREGUIER, S. (2012).  Generational Work Values. International Journal of Diversity in Organisations, Communities and Nations.


HENNEKAM-TREGUIER, S. (2012). Other forms of diversity,  Cross-Cultural Management. Business Expert Press.


Hennekam, S. (2013). Older employees with a low occupational status. Conference Vulnerable workers and precarious work. Toulouse, France

Hennekam, S. (2013). Factors influencing the retirement decision of older workers. Aging & Society Conference. Chicago, USA.

HENNEKAM-TREGUIER, S. (2011). Generational Work Values.   International Diversity in Organisations, Communities and Nations Conference, Cape Town, South Africa.

HENNEKAM-TREGUIER, S. (2011). The role of perceived HRM practices on commitment, job performance and the preference for early retirement among older employees.   Dutch HRM Network Conference, Groningen, Netherlands.

Teaching Area(s)

Team leadership

Cross cultural management