Full Professor

Pôle : Management and Organisation

Nationalités : dutch


  • Managing Across Cultures
  • Diversity Management
  • Organizational Behavior
  • Conflict Management
  • Crisis Management
  • International Human Resource Management


  • Habilitation à Diriger des Recherches at University of Strasbourg, France (2019)
  • PhD in Human Resource Management at Open University, UK (2009-2013)
  • MSc in Diversity Management at Rennes School of Business, France (2007-2008)
  • Bachelor in Psychology at the University of Utrecht, the Netherlands (cum laude) (2004-2006)

Research interests

Diversity, inequality, exclusion, neurodiversity, invisible and stigmatized populations.

Work Experience


  • Head of Research for Management Department at Audencia Business School, Nantes, France (2020-2021)
  • Full Professor at Audencia Business School, Nantes, France (2019-2022)
  • Visiting Professor a Curtin University, Western Australia (February-August 2017)
  • Associate Professor at ESC La Rochelle School of Business, La Rochelle, France (2013-2018)

Awards - Grants

  • Literati Award Outstanding Paper 2019 for “Institutional racism in the film industry: a multilevel perspective” published in Equality, Diversity and Inclusion: An International Journal
  • Junior Professor Award 2016 from FNEGE (Fédération Nationale pour l’Enseignement de la Gestion des Entreprises)

Service to Profession

  • Invited speaker at CED Ability Grand Rounds- Disability and Employment September 2021. Stigma, Empowerment, Identity and the Need for a Positive Lens. West Virginia University: School of Medicine
  • Invited speaker at séminaire les Arts à l’épreuve des violences de genre. November 2021
  • Invited speaker at SASE (Society for the Advancement of Socio-economics), July 2021
  • Invited speaker at IsaScience at University of Vienna, August 2019
  • Keynote speaker at Conference on Creating Inclusive Organisational And Public Spaces at Lahore University of Management Science, Pakistan. March 2018
  • Associate Editor for Employee Relations, 2019-2022
  • Editorial Board Member for Equality, Diversity and Inclusion
  • Guest editor for a Special Issue on “Neurodiversity and HRM” in Human Resource Management. In collaboration with A. Pullen and Volpone. S.
  • Guest editor for a Special Issue on “Beyond the Binary” in International Journal of Human Resource Management. In collaboration with A. Beauregard
  • Guest editor for Special Issue on “Mental Illness in the Workplace” in the International Journal of Human Resource Management. In collaboration with J. Beatty and K. Follmer
  • Regular reviewer for Human Relations, Organization Studies, Gender Work and Organizations, International Journal of HRM, Human Resource Management
  • Case Lab’ ESC La Rochelle School of Business Referent
  • Chair and discussant at EURAM Conference 2016 and WFRN Conference 2018

Intellectual contributions

Refereed Articles – Basic or Discovery Scholarship

  • Hennekam, S. & Ladge, J. (2022). Free to be me? Evolving gender expression and the dynamic interplay between authenticity and the desire to be accepted at work. Academy of Management Journal
  • Hennekam, S., Richard, S. & Ozbilgin, M. (2022). How social structures influence the labour market participation of individuals with mental illness: A Bourdieusian perspective. Journal of Management Studies
  • Matson, S., Puncheva-Michelotti, P., & Coetz, C. (2022). Destigmatisation through social sharing of emotions and empowerment: The case of disabled athletes and consumers of disability sports. Journal of Business Research, 149, 77-84
  • Hennekam, S., Ladge, J., & Powell, J. (2021). Confinement during the COVID-19 pandemic: How multi-domain work-life shock events may result in positive identity change. Journal of Vocational Behavior, 130
  • Richard, S., & Hennekam, S. (2021). Constructing a positive identity as a disabled worker through social comparison: The role of stigma and disability characteristics. Journal of Vocational Behavior, 125
  • Hennekam, S., de Becdelièvre, P., & Grima, F. (2021). A sustainable career for interim managers: the role of career communities. Personnel Review
  • Sun, M., & Hennekam, S. (2021). A multilevel perspective on the perceived effects of COVID-19 on nurses in China. Employee Relations
  • De Becdelièvre, P., Hennekam, S., & Grima, F. (2021). Comment faire face à un choc de carrière en étant senior. Revue française de gestion, 3, 11-26
  • Hennekam, S., Follmer, K., & Beatty, J. E. (2020). The paradox of mental illness and employment: a person-job fit lens. The International Journal of Human Resource Management, 1-28
  • Hennekam, S., Follmer, K., & Beatty, J. (2021). Exploring mental illness in the workplace: the role of HR professionals and processes. The International Journal of Human Resource Management, 32(15), 3135-3156
  • Hennekam, S., Ladge, J., & Shymko, Y. (2020). From zero to hero: An exploratory study examining sudden hero status among nonphysician health care workers during the COVID-19 pandemic. Journal of Applied Psychology, 105(10), 1088
  • Richard, S., & Hennekam, S. (2020). When Can a Disability Quota System Empower Disabled Individuals in the Workplace? The Case of France. Work, Employment and Society, 0950017020946672
  • Hennekam, S., Bacouel-Jentjens, S., & Yang, I. (2020). Perceptions of diversity management practices among first-versus second-generation migrants. Work, Employment and Society, 34(5), 844-863
  • Hennekam, S., & Shymko, Y. (2020). Coping with the COVID‐19 Crisis: Force Majeure and Gender Performativity. Gender, Work, and Organization
  • Hennekam, S., & Ananthram, S. (2020). Involuntary and voluntary demotion: employee reactions and outcomes. European Journal of Work and Organizational Psychology, 1-15
  • Hennekam, S., Richard, S. and Grima, F. (2020). Coping with mental health conditions at work and its impact on self-perceived job performance. Employee Relations
  • Hennekam, S., Macarthur, S., Bennett, D., Hope, C., & Goh, T. (2019). Women composers’ use of online communities of practice to build and support their careers. Personnel Review, 49(1), 215-230
  • Hennekam, S., Peterson, J., Tahssain-Gay, L. and Dumazert, J-P. (2019). Recruitment discrimination: how organizations use social power to circumvent laws and regulations. International Journal of Human Resource Management, 1-29
  • Hennekam, S., McKenna, S., Richardson, J. and Ananthram, S. (2019). Perceptions of demotion decisions: a social capital perspective. European Management Journal, Vol. 37 No. 6, pp. 730-741
  • Hennekam, S., Ananthram, S. and McKenna, S. (2019). Co-workers’ perceptions of and reactions to employee’s involuntary demotion. Employee Relations, Vol 41 No. 4, pp. 740-757
  • Hennekam, S., Syed, J., Ali, F. and Dumazert, J-P. (2019). A multilevel perspective of the identity transition to motherhood. Gender, Work and Organizations, Vol. 26 No. 7, pp. 915-933
  • Hennekam, S., Bacouel-Jentjens, S. and Yang, I (2019). Ethnic diversity management in France: a multilevel perspective. International Journal of Manpower, Vol. 40 No. 1, pp. 120-134
  • Hennekam, S., Bennett, D., MacArthur, S., Hope, C. and Goh, T. (2019). An international perspective on managing career as a woman composer. International Journal of Arts Management; Vol. 21 No. 3, pp. 4-13
  • Bennett, D., Hennekam, S., MacArthur, S., Hope, C. and Goh, T. (2019). Hiding Gender: Gender identity and the strategies of female composers. Journal of Vocational Behavior, Vol. 113, pp. 20-32
  • Hennekam, S., Peterson, J., Tahssain, L. and Dumazert, J-P. (2018). Managing religious diversity in secular organizations in France. Employee Relations Vol. 40 No. 5, pp. 746-761
  • Bennett, D. and Hennekam, S. (2018). Self-authorship and creative industries workers’ career decision-making. Human Relations, Vol. 71 No. 11, pp. 1454-1477
  • Syed, J. and Hennekam, S. (2018). Institutional racism in the film industry: a multilevel perspective. Equality, Diversity and Inclusion, Vol. 37 No. 6. pp.551-565
  • Syed, J., Faiza, A. and Hennekam, S. (2018). Gender Equality in Employment in Saudi Arabia: a relational perspective. Career Development International, Vol. 23 No. 2, pp. 163-177
  • Bennett, D., Macarthur, S., Hope, C., Goh, T., & Hennekam, S. (2018). Creating a career as a woman composer: Implications for music in higher education. British Journal of Music Education, Vol. 35 No. 3, pp. 237-253
  • Hennekam, S. and Ladge, J. (2017). When lesbians become mothers: identity validation and the role of diversity climate. Journal of Vocational Behavior, Vol. 103, pp. 44-55
  • Hennekam, S., Tahssain-Gay, L. and Syed, J. (2017). Contextualising diversity management in the Middle East and North Africa: A relational perspective. Human Resource Management Journal, Vol 27 No. 3, pp. 459-476
  • Hennekam, S. and Bennett, D. (2017). Sexual harassment in the creative industries. London School of Economics Business Review
  • Hennekam, S. and Bennett, D. (2017). Sexual harassment in the creative industries: Tolerance, culture and the need for change. Gender, Work and Organization, Vol. 24 No. 4, pp. 417-434
  • Hennekam, S. (2017). Dealing with multiple incompatible work-related identities: the case of artists. Personnel Review, Vol. 46 No. 5, pp. 970-987
  • Hennekam, S. (2017). Thriving of older workers. Personnel Review, Vol. 46 No. 2, pp. 297-313
  • Hennekam, S. and Bennett, D. (2017). Creative industries work across multiple contexts: common themes and challenges. Personnel Review, Vol. 46 No. 1, pp. 68-85
  • Macarthur, S., Bennett, D., Goh, T., Hennekam, S., & Hope, C. (2017). The rise and fall, and the rise (again) of feminist research in music: ‘What goes around comes around’. Musicology Australia, 39(2), 73-95
  • Hennekam, S. (2016). Identity transition during pregnancy: The importance of role models. Human Relations, Vol. 69 No. 9, pp. 1765-1790
  • Hennekam, S. and Bennett, D. (2016). Involuntary career transition and identity within the artist population. Personnel Review, Vol. 45 No. 6, pp. 1114-1131
  • Hennekam, S. (2016). Employability and performance: a comparison of Baby-Boomers and Veterans in the Netherlands. Employee Relations, Vol. 38 No. 6, pp. 927-945
  • Hennekam, S. and Bennett, D. (2016). Self-management of work in the creative industries in the Netherlands. International Journal of Arts Management, Vol. 19 No. 1 pp. 31-41
  • 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, pp. 15-32
  • 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

Emission TV

Le Gros Mot de l’Eco : « Entreprises inclusives : la différence fait la force. »

Sur France 24

Presentations of Non-Refereed Papers




Chapters, Cases, Readings, Supplements


  • Richard, S. and Hennekam (forthcoming). How the (in)ability of using one’s disability strategically reinforces inequality amongst disabled workers. In Meliou, E., Vassilopoulou, J. and Ozbilgin, M. Diversity and precarious work during socio-economic upheaval: exploring the missing link
  • Hennekam, S. (2022). Towards more inclusion in the music industry. In Abfalter, D., & Reitsamen, R. Music as labour: inequalities and activism in the past and present. Routledge
  • Hennekam, S. and Dumazert, J-P. (2021), Talent management and the aging population. In Tariq, I. Talent Management
  • Hennekam, S. and Bennett, D. (2018). Lifespan Perspective Theory and (Classical) Musicians’ Careers. in: Dromey, C. and Haferkorn, J. Classical Musicians
  • Hennekam, S. (2012), Other forms of diversity in: Velo, V. Cross-Cultural Management, Business Expert Press
  • Hennekam, S. (2015), Other forms of diversity in: Velo, V. Cross-Cultural Management Workbook


  • Hennekam, S. (2019). How to adapt a research design to the particularities of a vulnerable group of workers under study. SAGE Research Methods Cases doi:10.4135/9781526474391
  • Hennekam, S. (2016), Chrono Propre: cleanly different. The Case Centre
  • Hennekam, S. and Stonor, M. (2016), BPB: a case of integration. The Case Centre
  • Hennekam, S. (2015), Ethiquable: social, ethical and viable. The Case Centre
  • Hennekam, S. (2015), Louvre-Lens: challenges and opportunities. The Case Centre


  • Editor of Handbook of Disability and Management. In collaboration with J. Beatty and M. Kulkarni (in press)