Kathy Kram

Professor Emeritus, Management & Organizations
  • BOSTON UNIVERSITY
    Questrom School of Business
    Rafik B. Hariri Building
    595 Commonwealth Avenue
    Boston, MA 02215

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    Education
  • PhD, Yale University, 1980
  • MPhil, Yale University, 1978
  • MA, Yale University, 1976
  • MS, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1973
  • BS, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1972
    Publications
  • Parker, P., Kram, K., Hall, D. (2014). "Peer Coaching: an untapped resource for development", Organizational Dynamics, 43 (2), 122-129
  • Murphy, W., Kram, K. (2014). "Strategic Relationships at Work:Creating your circle of mentors, sponsors, and peers for success in business and life", McGraw Hill Publishers
  • Ghosh, R., Hayes, R., Kram, K. (2013). "Developmental Networks at Work: Holding Environments for Leader Development", Career Development International, 3 (18), 232-256
  • Parker, P., Kram, K., Hall, D. (2013). "Exploring risk factors in peer coaching: A multi-level approach", Journal of Applied Behavioral Science, 49 (3), 361-387
  • Kram, K., Wasserman, I., Yip, J. (2012). "Learning from the scholar-practitioner: metaphors, identity, and professional practice", Journal of Applied Behavioral Science, 48 (3), 304-341
  • Kram, K., Chandler, D., Yip, J. (2011). "An Ecological Systems Perspective on Mentoring at Work: A Review and Future Prospects", The Academy of Management Annals, 5 (1), 519-570
  • Kram, K., Dobrow, S., Dawn, C., Wendy, M. (2011). "A Review of Developmental Networks: Incorporating a Mutuality Perspective", Journal of Management, 38 (1)
  • Shen, Y., Kram, K. (2011). "Expatriates' Developmental Networks: Network Diversity,Base, and Support Functions", Career Development International, 16 (6), 528-552
  • Kram, K., Murphy, W. (2010). "Understanding non-work relationships in developmental networks", Career Development International, 15 (7), 637-667
  • Kram, K., Chandler, D. (2010). ""A Self-Directed Approach to Developmental Networks and Leadership Development" Self-Management and Leadership Development", Edgar Elgar PUblishing 336-361
  • Hall, D., Chandler, D., Kram, K. (2010). "A Developmental Network & Relational Savvy Approach to Talent Development: A Low-Cost Alternative.", Organizational Dynamics, 39 (1), 48-58
  • Bunker, K., Hall, D., Kram, K. (2010). "Extraordinary Leadership: Addressing The Gaps in Senior Executive Development", Wiley/Jossey Bass
  • Hall, D., Kram, K., Chandler, D. (2009). "How to be a smart protege", Sloan Management Review, 2009 (August)
  • Kram, K., Hall, D., Chandler, D. (2009). "A Developmental Network & Relational Savvy Approach to Talent Development: A Low-Cost Alternative", Organizational Dynamics, 39 (1), 48-56
  • Kram, K., Ilene, W. (2009). "Enacting the Scholar-Practitioner Role: An Exploration of Narratives", Journal of Applied Behavioral Science, 45 (1), 12-38
  • Kram, K., David, S., Congleton, C. (2013). Goals in Mentoring Relationships and Developmental Networks."Beyond Goals: Effective Strategies for Coaching and Mentoring", Gower Publishing Limited 261-274
  • Ragins, B., Kram, K. (2007). "Handbook of Mentoring at Work: Theory, Research, and Practice", Sage Publications
  • Kram, K., Ragins, B. (2007). ""The Landscape of Mentoring in the 21st Century”",
  • Kram, K., Ragins, B. (2007). ""The Roots and Meaning of Mentoring"", Sage Publications 3-16
  • Kram, K. (2003). "Mentoring at Work: Developmental Relationships in Organizational Life", Hakuto Shobo Publisher
  • Kram, K. (1988). "Mentoring at Work: Developmental Relationships in Organizational Life", University Press of America
  • Kram, K., (). "A New Mindset on Mentoring: Developmental Networks at Work", Sloan Management Review 20 pages, online version
  • Shen, Y., Cotton, R., Kram, K. (). "Achieving Person-Network Fit: How to Align Your Extended Developmental Network", Sloan Management Review
    Research Presentations
  • Kram, K. The Critical Role of Mentoring and Developmental Networks in Leader Development, Boston University Executive Development Roundtable, Boston University Executive Development Roundtable, SMG, 2013
  • Kram, K. Peer Coaching: Its Role in Nourishing the Soul and Facilitating Individual Change, National Academy of Management, National Academy of Management, Orlando, Florida, 2013
  • Kram, K. , Ashford, S. , Wasserman, I. , Gallelgos, P. Composing a New Life: Navigating the Transition in to Second Adulthood, National Academy of Management, National Academy of Management, Orlando, Florida, 2013
  • Kram, K. A New Mindset on Mentoring: Dyads, Circles, and Developmental Networks, American Academy for the Advancement of Science, American Academy for the Advancement of Science, Washington, D. C., 2013
  • Kram, K. Teaching Leadership in a Relational Classroom: using Action Learning Teams and Projects, Academy of Management, Academy of Management, Boston, MA, 2012
  • Kram, K. , Yip, J. , Heslin, P. Careers in Motion: Mentoring Conversations alaong Boston's Freedom Trail, Academy of Management, Academy of Management,, 2012
  • Kram, K. Developmental Networks as Holding Environments for Leader Development, Center for Creative Leadership, Center for Creative Leadership, Colorado Springs, CO, 2012
  • Ghosh, R. , Kram, K. Developmental Networks at Work: The role of a Holding Environment in Leaders' Development, Positive Relationships at Work, POS, Positive Relationships at Work, POS, Ashland, MA, 2012
  • Kram, K. “High Quality Connections at Work: What they are and how do we create and sustain them?, Boston University Women's Guild, Boston University Women's Guild, Boston, MA, 2011
  • Hall, D. , Parker, P. , Kram, K. Peer Coaching and Reflective Practice. Contribution to Professional Development Workshop, THE TOPIC OF CAREERS IN BUSINESS SCHOOL OFFERINGS: CREATING “REFLECTIVE SPACE” IN MBA AND EXECUTIVE EDUCATION, Svetlana Khapova, Konstantin Korotov, and Margriet Buseman, Chairs., Academy of management, Academy of management, San Antonio, TX, 2011
  • Kram, K. “Turning Points in Mentoring at Work: The Co-evolution of Theory, Research and Practice and Life Experience”, Academy of Management, Academy of Management, San Antonio, Texas, 2011
    Awards and Honors
  • 2013, The Marion F. Gislason Award for Leadership in Executive Development, Boston University Executive Development Roundtable
  • 2013, Best Symposium in Management Education and Development, National Academy of Management
  • 2011, Everett Cherrington Hughes Award, Academy of Management
  • 2010, Hughes Award for Outstanding Career Scholarship, 2010, Academy of Management
  • 2010, Best Paper Award, Academy of Management Management Education Division
  • 2009, Shipley Professor in Management, Chaired Professorship