• Phone: 617-353-4269
  • E-Mail:  kekram@bu.edu
  • Website: http://management.bu.edu
  • Office: 647A
  • Office Hours: By Appointment
  • Address: Boston University School of Management
    595 Commonwealth Avenue
    Boston, MA 02215
  • Education Open or Close

    Ph D, Yale University, Organizational Psychology, 1980.

    M. Phil, Yale University, Organizational Behavior, 1978.

    MA, Yale University, Organizational Behavior, 1976.

    MS, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Behavioral Sciences and Management, 1973.

    BS, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Behavioral Sciences and Management, 1972.

  • Current CoursesOpen or Close

    SMG SM456 A1 Management Honors Seminar: Careers in the 21st Century

  • PublicationsOpen or Close

    Journal Articles:

      Parker, P., Kram, K. E., Hall, D. T., (2014). Peer Coaching: an untapped resource for development.. Organizational Dynamics/Elsevier, 43(2), xx-xx.

      Ghosh, R., Hayes, R., Kram, K. E., (2013). Developmental Networks at Work: Holding Environments for Leader Development. Career Development International, 3(18), 232-256. London.


      Parker, P., Kram, K. E., Hall, D. T., (2013). Exploring risk factors in peer coaching: A multi-level approach. Journal of Applied Behavioral Science, 49(3), 361-387. Thousand Oaks, CA.


      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. Jossey Bass, California.


      Shen, Y., Kram, K. E., (2011). Expatriates' Developmental Networks: Network Diversity,Base, and Support Functions. Career Development International, 16(6), 528-552. Bingley.


      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), . San Francisco, CA.


      Hall, D. T., Chandler, D. E., Kram, K. E., (2010). A Developmental Network & Relational Savvy Approach to Talent Development: A Low-Cost Alternative.. Organizational Dynamics, 39(1), 48-58. New York, NY.


      Kram, K., Murphy, W., (2010). Understanding non-work relationships in developmental networks. Career Development International, 15(7), 637-667.

      Kram, K., , H. M., (2009). A New Mindset on Mentoring: Developmental Networks at Work. Sloan Management Review, Cambridge, MA.


      Kram, K., Hall, D. T., Chandler, D., (2009). A Developmental Network & Relational Savvy Approach to Talent Development: A Low-Cost Alternative. Organizational Dynamics, 39(1), 48-56. San Francisco, CA.


      Hall, D. T., Kram, K., Chandler, D. E., (2009). How to be a smart protege. Sloan Management Review, 2009(August), . New York, N. Y..


      Kram, K., Ilene, W., (2009). Enacting the Scholar-Practitioner Role: An Exploration of Narratives. Journal of Applied Behavioral Science, 45(1), 12-38. San Francisco, CA.


      Shen, Y., Cotton, R., Kram, K. E., Achieving Person-Network Fit: How to Align Your Extended Developmental Network. Sloan Management Review, Boston.


    Books:

      Murphy, W., Kram, K. E., (2014). Strategic Relationships at Work:Creating your circle of mentors, sponsors, and peers for success in business and life. New York: McGraw Hill Publishers.


      Bunker, K., Hall, D. T., Kram, K., (2010). Extraordinary Leadership: Addressing The Gaps in Senior Executive Development. San Francisco: Wiley/Jossey Bass.


      Ragins, B. R., Kram, K., (2007). Handbook of Mentoring at Work: Theory, Research, and Practice. San Francisco, California: Sage Publications.


      Kram, K., (2003). Mentoring at Work: Developmental Relationships in Organizational Life. Tokyo, Japan: Hakuto Shobo Publisher.


      Kram, K., (1988). Mentoring at Work: Developmental Relationships in Organizational Life. Lanham, Maryland: University Press of America.


    Book Chapters:

      Kram, K. E., David, S., Congleton, C., (2013). Beyond Goals: Effective Strategies for Coaching and Mentoring, in Goals in Mentoring Relationships and Developmental Networks, Susan David, David Clutterbuck, David Megginson, : Gower Publishing Limited, pp 261-274.


      Kram, K., Chandler, D., (2010). "A Self-Directed Approach to Developmental Networks and Leadership Development" Self-Management and Leadership Development, New York, New York: Edgar Elgar PUblishing, pp 336-361.


      Kram, K., Ragins, B. R., (2007). "The Landscape of Mentoring in the 21st Century”, Thousan Oaks, California, pp 659-690.


      Kram, K., Ragins, B. R., (2007). "The Roots and Meaning of Mentoring", Thousand Oaks, California: Sage Publications, pp 3-16.


  • Research PresentationsOpen or Close

    Invited Lectures:

      Kram, K. E., (Author Only), Executive Development Roundtable Fall Meeting, The Critical Role of Mentoring and Developmental Networks in Leader Development, Boston University Executive Development Roundtable, SMG. (October 16, 2013).

      Kram, K. E., (Presenter & Author), AAAS Annual Meeting on Technology and Science, A New Mindset on Mentoring: Dyads, Circles, and Developmental Networks, American Academy for the Advancement of Science, Washington, D. C.. (May 2, 2013).

      Kram, K. E., (Presenter and Author), Academy of Management, Teaching Leadership in a Relational Classroom: using Action Learning Teams and Projects, Academy of Management, Boston, MA. (August 7, 2012).

      Kram, K., (Author Only), Center for Creative Leadership, Developmental Networks as Holding Environments for Leader Development, Center for Creative Leadership, Colorado Springs, CO. (April 3, 2012).

      Kram, K., (Other), Boston University Women's Guild, “High Quality Connections at Work: What they are and how do we create and sustain them?, Boston University Women's Guild, Boston, MA. (September 29, 2011).

      Kram, K., (Other), Academy of Management, “Turning Points in Mentoring at Work: The Co-evolution of Theory, Research and Practice and Life Experience”, Academy of Management, San Antonio, Texas. (August 9, 2011).

    Accepted Lectures:

      Kram, K. E., (Presenter & Author), National Academy of Management panel entitled "Conversations that Inspire: Coaching and Positive Emotions", Peer Coaching: Its Role in Nourishing the Soul and Facilitating Individual Change, National Academy of Management, Orlando, Florida. (August 10, 2013).

      Kram, K. E., (Co-Chair), Ashford, S., (Co-Chair), Wasserman, I., (Co-Chair), Gallelgos, P., (Co-Chair), National Academy of Management Professional Development Workshop, Composing a New Life: Navigating the Transition in to Second Adulthood, National Academy of Management, Orlando, Florida. (August 8, 2013).

      Kram, K., (Presenter and Author), International Leadership Association, Teaching Leadership in the MBA Classroom: Using Action Learning Teams and Projects, ILA, Denver, CO. (October 31, 2012).

      Ghosh, R., (Author Only), Kram, K., (Author Only), Positive Relationships at Work Microcommunity Innaugural Meeting, Developmental Networks at Work: The role of a Holding Environment in Leaders' Development, Positive Relationships at Work, POS, Ashland, MA. (February 17, 2012).

      Kram, K., (CoChair), Yip, J., (CoChair), Heslin, P., (CoChair), Academy of Management Professional Development Workshop, Careers in Motion: Mentoring Conversations alaong Boston's Freedom Trail, Academy of Management. (August 4, 2012).

      Hall, D. T., (Presenter & Author), Parker, P., (Author Only), Kram, K. E., (Presenter & Author), Academy of Management Meeting, 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, San Antonio, TX. (August 12, 2011).

  • General ServiceOpen or Close

    Service to the School:

      Local, School of Management, Other SMG Service Area, Program Coordinator, MBA LOT Club and Community. (February 2011 - Present).
      Actively advise student concentrators on non-classroom programming for the academic year. Meet with student leaders regularly and attend most events. Help to recruit new concentrators, and serve as t


    Service to the Profession:

      Professional, Member, National Training Laboratories. ( - Present).

      Professional, Member, Academy of Management. ( - Present).

      Professional, Member, American Psychological Association. ( - Present).

      Professional, Member, Consortium for Research on Emotional Intelligence in Organizations. ( - Present).
      founding member


      Professional, Board of Directors of a Company, Center for Creative Leadership. (2003 - 2009).

  • Conference ActivitiesOpen or Close

      Positive Relationships at Work, Boston University, Many topics and presentations on Positive Relationships at Work, Committee Chair. (March 16, 2012 - March 17, 2012).

      Positive Relationships at Work Conference, Boston University, Committee Chair. (September 22, 2011 - February 22, 2012).

  • ConsultingOpen or Close

    Academic, Cape Cod Institute, Wellfleet, MA. (July 22, 2013 - July 26, 2013).

    5 day workshop on mentoring, coaching and developmental networks for talent development practitioners


    Management, HIIVE, Inc., London, UK. (November 18, 2013 - December 10, 2013).
    Helped founders design an online mentoring initiative for individuals and organizations in the creative industries.


    Academic, US Marine Corps, Boston, MA. (November 18, 2012 - November 18, 2012).

    Management, Acadian Asset Management LLC, Boston, MA. (December 7, 2012 - December 7, 2012).
    Strategic Consultation with HR officers regarding the infusion of mentoring and peer coaching in to their leadership development efforts.


    Management, Novartis europe, Boston, MA. (January 22, 2011 - January 22, 2011).
    Strategic Consultation with members of the Diversity Committee for Novartis Worldwide. Planning for degvelopment of women and minority group members in junior and senior executive roles.


  • Editorial And Review ActivitiesOpen or Close

    Kram, K., Journal of Applied Behavior Science, Editorial Review Board, Editorial Board Member, International, Standing Editorship (Edited Multiple Publications), Appointed, Academic. (January 2002 - Present).

    Editorial Review Board Member


    Kram, K., Academy of Management Learning and Education Journal, Editorial Review Board, Editorial Board Member, International, Standing Editorship (Edited Multiple Publications), Appointed, Academic. (July 2005 - Present).

    Kram, K., Academy of Management Review, Ad Hoc Reviewer, Papers, International, Appointed, Academic. (January 1999 - Present).

    Kram, K., Journal of Applied Psychology, Ad Hoc Reviewer, Papers, International, Appointed, Academic. (July 2000 - Present).

    Kram, K., Academy of Management Journal, Ad Hoc Reviewer, Papers, International, Appointed, Academic. (July 2006 - Present).
    review papers as needed and available


  • Awards and HonorsOpen or Close

    The Marion F. Gislason Award for Leadership in Executive Development, Boston University Executive Development Roundtable, Research. (October 16, 2013).

    Award for outstanding research that contributes to leadership development practice


    Best Symposium in Management Education and Development, National Academy of Management, Research. (August 10, 2013).
    Award as "symposium panelist" for Best Symposium in the Management Education Division


    Everett Cherrington Hughes Award, Academy of Management, Research. (August 8, 2011).
    Highest Award given for Career Scholarship in the Academy of Management


    Best Paper Award, Academy of Management Management Education Division, Research. (August 10, 2010).
    The Management Education Division of the Academy of Management chooses one paper each year as the best one submitted for review. The paper entitled "Developmental Networks as Holding Environments for Growing Leaders" was given this award.


    Hughes Award for Outstanding Career Scholarship, 2010, Academy of Management, Research. (August 9, 2010).
    Annual award from the Careers Division of the National Academy of Management for outstanding scholarship in the Careers field. Named after sociologist Everett Hughes.


    Shipley Professor in Management, Chaired Professorship, Research. (September 1, 2009).
    Chosen by the School of Management Chaired Professors to be awarded the new chaired professorship awarded to the school by Richard Shipley, Jr.


  • DirectorshipOpen or Close

    Faculty Director, MBA Portfolio Program