More than New Bottles: Exploring the Who and How of Talent Management in Multinational Companies
European Journal of International Management, 2010
Posted: 10 Jul 2009 Last revised: 27 Nov 2009
Date Written: July 8, 2009
In recent decades, interest in talent management has continued to grow amongst practitioners, consultants and academics. Conceptual development and subsequent empirical analysis has been limited and struggled to keep pace with the plethora of management consultancy reports in the area. More recently, global talent management has come to the fore due to the increasing importance and challenges MNEs face in satisfying their talent demands. This paper analyses the operationalisation of the talent identification stage in global talent management. In so doing, we find that the use of talent pool segmentation is becoming a popular means of identifying and managing talent, however MNEs face a number of challenges in ensuring it is an effective system.
Keywords: Talent identification, global talent management, talent pools, multinational enterprise, high potentials
JEL Classification: M12
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