Sophie Hennekam

Sophie Hennekam
Rennes School of Business

PhD in Human Resources Management

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Introduction
Sophie Hennekam currently works at the Management and Organization Department at Rennes School of Business in France. Sophie is interested in Diversity Management issues such as aging and older workers in organizations, gender (in)equality, disability and neurodiversity as well as identity and identity transitions.

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Adopting a Bourdieusian perspective, this paper examines the social structures that influence the labour market participation of individuals with mental illness. We draw on 257 qualitative surveys completed by individuals with diagnosed mental health conditions in Europe, North America, Oceania, Africa, and Asia. We employed thematic analysis to an...
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This study examines the role of emotions and empowerment in the destigmatisation process of disability. We draw on 12 in-depth interviews with professional disabled athletes and a netnography study of 221 YouTube comments from consumers of disability sport advertising. The findings show that both athletes and consumers share their own emotions or r...
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During the COVID-19 pandemic many countries enforced mandatory stay-at-home orders. The confinement period that took place may be regarded as a multi-domain work-life shock event, severely disrupting both the professional and the family sphere. Taking an identity lens, this study examines whether and how identity changed during confinment by drawin...
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Purpose This article examines the labour market inclusion of documented and undocumented Afghan refugees in Pakistan using and extending Bourdieu's theory of capital. Design/methodology/approach The authors draw on 22 semi-structured in-depth interviews with both documented and undocumented Afghan refugees in Pakistan. Findings The findings show...
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In this overview, we introduce a special issue featuring six articles on various aspects related to the role of Human Resource Management in managing mental illness at work. This introduction article starts with an overview of what we know and do not know about mental illness in the context of work and why more insights related to mental illness at...
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Purpose This study examines the effects of COVID-19 on individual, organizational and societal level as perceived by nurses in China. Design/methodology/approach We draw on two qualitative studies consisting of 483 qualitative surveys and 28 in-depth interviews with nurses in China. Findings The pandemic has enhanced the profile of the nursing pr...
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Purpose: This study examines how the collective construction of career sustainability takes place through a career community of interim managers. Design: We draw on 31 interviews with interim managers who are part of a career community in the form of a professional association of interim managers in France. Findings: The findings show the importa...
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Cette recherche vise à comprendre comment les seniors font face à des chocs de carrière. Si les derniers travaux montrent que ces derniers ne sont pas toujours acteurs de leurs carrières, nos travaux soulignent leur capacité d’agence. Cette étude a adopté une démarche qualitative auprès de managers de transition. Elle souligne que les seniors arriv...
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Drawing on 36 semi-structured in-depth interviews with individuals with a variety of disabilities who are active in the labor force, we examine how such individuals construct positive work-related identities at work. The findings show how disabled workers use downward social comparison as a stigma identity management strategy, to compare themselves...
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Mental illness is highly stigmatized and much of the extant research has focused on the ways in which having a mental illness detracts from employees’ productivity. In this study, we aim to obtain a more holistic understanding of how mental illness impacts employees’ work experiences. We do this by examining both the positive and negative character...
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The recent COVID-19 pandemic has raised the visibility of healthcare workers to the level of public heroes. We study this phenomenon by exploring how non-physician healthcare workers, who traditionally believed they were invisible and undervalued, perceive their newfound elevated status during the pandemic. Drawing from a qualitative study of 164 h...
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This study uses an empowerment theory perspective to examine how a disability quota system affects the decision to disclose one's disability at work. The study reports on 39 life story interviews with disabled individuals who recently entered or were seeking to enter the labour market in France. The study shows that when considering the disclosure...
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This paper examines the coping strategies of individuals during the confinement in France using a sensemaking lens. We draw on two studies consisting of 85 qualitative surveys followed by a diary in which 20 individuals wrote about their experiences during the first three weeks of the confinement. We employ an interpretative phenomenological approa...
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The development of inclusive practices in higher music education remains a key challenge for music education in the post-secondary (higher) education context. This article draws on an international survey of 225 women composers to suggest possible solutions. The women composers came from multiple countries and reported their income, work and learni...
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Demotion has received little attention from scholars and practitioners alike. The purpose of this study was to assess empirically the reaction to, and outcomes of, both involuntary and voluntary demotion. Drawing on 49 semi-structured in-depth interviews with 28 involuntarily demoted workers and 21 voluntarily demoted workers, we develop a conceptu...
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Purpose: This exploratory qualitative study examines both the impact of mental health conditions on self-perceived job performance as well as how individuals with mental health conditions cope with their conditions at work. Design: We draw on 257 responses to a qualitative questionnaire and 17 in-depth interviews with individuals with mental healt...
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Cet article étudie sous un angle culturel les attitudes des directeurs des ressources humaines à l’égard de la diversité. Trente-cinq DRH de multinationales aux Pays-Bas et au Maroc ont participé à une enquête qualitative. Nous avons mobilisé l’approche GLOBE (Global Leadership and Organizational Behavior Effectiveness) comme base de comparaison en...
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Drawing on an extended case method approach consisting of observations, analysis of organisational documents and semi-structured in-depth interviews with first- and second-generation migrants working in a French car manufacturing company, this article examines how and why diversity management practices are perceived differently by first- versus sec...
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Imprint available here: https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0001879118300794?dgcid=author The gendered nature of careers in music composition has attracted scholarly attention for some 25 years, but the strategies employed by female composers to manage their identity remain largely unaddressed. We report on a qualitative study in whi...
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Purpose The purpose of this paper is to examine women composers’ use of online communities of practice (CoP) to negotiate the traditionally masculine space of music composition while operating outside its hierarchical structures. Design/methodology/approach The authors employed a mixed methods approach consisting of an online survey ( n =225) foll...
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Women composers are an understudied population within the creative workforce. The authors report on an international survey of 225 women composers. They use a human capital lens to shed light on the nature of women composers’ careers and career trajectories, focusing on how they work, how they enter the industry, how they build a reputation, and ho...
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Abstract This article examines how demotees and co-workers understand involuntary demotion decisions, using a social capital lens. Drawing on data based on semi-structured in-depth interviews from 23 demotees and 46 co-workers (two co-workers of each demoted worker), we find that the likelihood of being demoted is determined by several factors. The...
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Purpose: This paper investigates how individuals perceive and react to the involuntary demotion of a co-worker in their organization. Methodology: We draw on 46 semi-structured in-depth interviews (23 dyads) with co-workers of demoted individuals. Findings: The findings suggest that an individual’s observation of the demotion of a co-worker has th...
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This study focuses on the relationships between social power and recruitment discrimination in organizations. We examine how individuals in different hierarchical positions in organizations in France intentionally discriminate in their recruitment practices through various means of circumventing internal and external anti-discrimination policies. S...
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This study examines the identity transition of women when they become mothers and return to work. Twenty-two first-time mothers were interviewed at two points in time: just after giving birth and on re-entry into employment after maternity leave. The findings suggest that this transition is influenced by multiple factors on different levels which i...
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Career decision-making is arguably at its most complex within professions where work is precarious and career calling is strong. This article reports from a study that examined the career decision-making of creative industries workers, for whom career decisions can impact psychological well-being and identity just as much as they impact individuals...
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Women composers are an under-studied population within the creative workforce. This study reports on 225 surveys with women composers internationally. Using a human capital lens, we aim to shed more light on the nature of women composers' careers and their career trajectories, focusing more specifically on the way they work, how they enter the indu...
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Purpose: This study examines gender inequality in Saudi Arabia by using a relational perspective that takes into account the interrelated nature of the multilevel factors that influence this phenomenon. Methodology: Twenty-one in-depth interviews with female employees in Saudi Arabia were conducted and analysed using a thematic analysis. Findings:...
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Purpose: While the notion of institutional racism typically focuses on racial discrimination in institutions such as governmental organisations, academic institutions, and courts of law, there is a need to complement this organisational (meso) focus with the investigation of relevant factors at the societal (macro) and individual (micro) levels. Th...
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Purpose. This article presents a case study of the multilevel factors that influence the way in which an organization approaches ethnic diversity management in France. Syed and Özbilgin’s (2009) relational framework was adopted to understand and contextualize ethnic diversity management in a car manufacturing company in France. Design: 37 semi-stru...
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Purpose The purpose of this paper is to examine how managers deal with religious diversity in secular organizations in France. Design/methodology/approach In total, 28 semi-structured in-depth interviews with managers in France were conducted, transcribed and analyzed. Findings The findings reveal three distinct strategies. First, the authors...
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Recent decades have seen gender and feminist research emerge as major fields of enquiry in musicology and to a far lesser extent, music education. While these fields have increased awareness of the issues confronting women and other marginalised groups, the pedagogical practices and curricular design that might support aspiring women composers are...
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50 e-prints available at: http://www.tandfonline.com/eprint/PuUqnZfnJBcj82MsZXgx/full This article reports from a two-phase study that involved an analysis of the extant literature followed by a three-part survey answered by seventy-one women composers. Through these theoretical and empirical data, the authors explore the relationship between gend...
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Purpose: This study examines how artists deal with having multiple potentially incompatible work-related identities as a result of a career transition from making a living exclusively as artists to taking on additional work outside the creative industries. Design: Forty semi-structured in-depth interviews were conducted by telephone with artists in...
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This study explores the experiences of lesbian couples as they move through the different stages of pregnancy and re-enter the workforce after maternity leave. The study draws on semi-structured in-depth interviews conducted at three points in time: middle and late pregnancy and after the return to work. The findings suggest that the transition to...
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Purpose The purpose of this paper is to examine how artists deal with having multiple potentially incompatible work-related identities as a result of a career transition from making a living exclusively as artists to taking on additional work outside the creative industries. Design/methodology/approach In all, 40 semi-structured in-depth interview...
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The economic, social and cultural contributions of the creative industries are essential elements of many societies and their governments’ policies. However, there is growing evidence that precarity, competition and lack of regulation within these industries is exacerbating inequalities with respect to gender, race and class. With a focus on gender...
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Purpose The purpose of this paper is to report on two studies on thriving, the joint experience of vitality and learning, among workers aged 50 or above in the Netherlands. Design/methodology/approach The first study draws on the analysis of 920 surveys and links thriving to personality and employability. The second study is qualitative in nature...
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This study examines the clash between diversity policies as designed in the West and the challenges in implementing these in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region. We contribute to the role of context in diversity management by studying how human resource (HR) managers deal with diversity policies when the Western approach and the local co...
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Purpose The purpose of this paper is to examine the precarious nature of creative industries (CIs) work in Australia, Canada and the Netherlands, with a focus on job security, initial and on-going training and education, and access to benefits and protection. Design/methodology/approach The paper reports from a largely qualitative study featuring...
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Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to examine artists’ experiences of involuntary career transitions and its impact on their work-related identities. Design/methodology/approach – Semi-structured interviews with 40 artists in the Netherlands were conducted. Self-narratives were used to analyze the findings. Findings – Artists who can no longer...
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This qualitative study reports on how pregnant women integrate their future maternal identity with their existing work-related identity. Twenty-four women were interviewed at three times during their pregnancy: during the first, second and third trimesters. A grounded theory approach was used to analyse the data and social learning theory was adopt...
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This study examined the relationship between employee vitality on the one hand and job performance, extrinsic as well as intrinsic career success of older workers in the Netherlands on the other hand. 1112 individuals aged 45 or above registered at a job agency specialized in older employees in the Netherlands filled out a survey measuring employee...
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A paucity of research on the characteristics of creative work in the Netherlands means that decision-making is inhibited by a reliance on datasets with insufficient resolution for finer analysis to be undertaken. It is likely that the most vulnerable creative workers – those whose work is sporadic and features multiple concurrent roles – are the le...
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Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to provide a cross-cultural comparison of the attitudes toward diversity among human resource managers working for the same multinational company in the Netherlands and Morocco. Design/methodology/approach – In total, 35 semi-structured in-depth interviews were conducted by telephone and were analyzed by the...
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Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to examine the influence of the competencies social skills and continuous learning ability on career success and career satisfaction among workers aged 50 or over. Design/methodology/approach – A mixed methods approach consisted of 920 surveys and 11 semi-structured interviews with working individuals aged 50...
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Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to examine self-perceived employability, the factors that influence this, the chances to find a job and retirement preferences of two generations older workers with a low occupational status in the creative industries in the Netherlands. Design/methodology/approach – Survey data including qualitative elements...
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Purpose This study examined the challenges of older self-employed workers in the creative industries and ways of dealing with these challenges. This is important in the light of the aging population and the increase in entrepreneurship among older workers. Design/methodology/approach 43 older self-employed creatives in the Netherlands were intervi...
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Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to examine the perception of HRM practices and the retirement decision of older workers with a low occupational status in the creative industry in the Netherlands using social identity theory. Design/methodology/approach – In total, 30 semi-structured in-depth interviews were conducted by telephone. The sampl...
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Purpose: This study examined the influence of the competencies social skills, integrity and motivation on both intrinsic and extrinsic career success. Methodology: 1112 individuals aged 45 or above registered at a job agency specialized in older employees in the Netherlands filled out a survey. The results were analyzed using multiple regression. R...
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Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to examine the role of perceived human resource management (HRM) practices on affective organizational commitment, job performance and preference for early retirement. Design/methodology/approach – In total, 414 older employees with a low occupational status, in the graphical, arts, information and media sect...
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Purpose Work values are the main values individuals seek from their work. Several papers have been published about work values of the various generations in the United States, but little attention has been paid to this topic in European countries. The present study describes the existing knowledge about work values within generation classes, and ad...

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Dear Kanchana, your project sounds very interesting! I would like to know a bit more about it. Is that possible?
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Sophie

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This project aims to increase our understanding of mental illness at work. How can organizations and individuals deal with the increasing number of workers with mental illnesses such as depression, schizofrenia and bipolar disorder? How does having a mental illness affect one's functioning at work? How do individuals manage this concealable stigma and what does it do to the way they see themselves? What is the role of managers and coworkers? Which policies and practices are helpful in creating an environment that helps workers with mental illness thrive? What are the barriers for doing so and what are the consequences?
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Several aspects of diversity management such as stereotypes, discrimination as well as the transfer of diversity management practices to other parts of the world are being studied. Moreover, certain dimensions that have received little attention such as religious diversity and individuals with mental illnesses are being examined.