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Kathy E. Kram Boston University, USA

Kathy E. Kram is Professor of Organizational Behavior at the Boston University School of Management, and Everett W. Lord Distinguished Faculty Scholar. Her primary interests are in adult development, mentoring, developmental networks, leadership development, and relational learning in organizations. In addition to her book, Mentoring at Work, she has published in such journals as the Academy of Management Journal, Academy of Management Review, Harvard Business Review, Leaders in Action, Qualitative Sociology, Journal of Management Inquiry and Organizational Dynamics. Her research, consulting, and writing are aimed at understanding the role of a variety of developmental relationships in enhancing leadership effectiveness and individual development throughout the life course. During 2000-2001, she served as the H. Smith Richardson, Jr. Visiting Research Scholar at the Center for Creative Leadership. She is a founding member of the Center for Research on Emotional Intelligence in Organizations (CREIO), and received the first Academy of Management Mentoring Legacy Award. She is currently serving on the Board of Governors at the Center for Creative Leadership (CCL), and on the editorial boards of Journal of Applied Behavioral Science and Academy of Management Learning and Education. Professor Kram teaches undergraduate, MBA, and Executive MBA courses in Global Management, Leadership, and Team Dynamics. She consults with private and public sector organizations on a variety of talent development concerns. She enjoys traveling, hiking, and listening to music with her husband, Peter, and her son, Jason.