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Strategic Talent Management
Contemporary Issues in International Context


Part of Cambridge Companions to Management

Paul Sparrow, Hugh Scullion, Ibraiz Tarique, Cliff Bowman, Martin Hird, Greg Linden, David J. Teece, J. R. Keller, Peter Cappelli, Graeme Martin, Jean-Luc Cerdin, Randall Schuler, John W. Boudreau, Edward E. Lawler, III, Jonathan Doh, Richard Smith, Stephen Stumpf, Walter G. Tymon, Jr, Elaine Farndale
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  • Date Published: November 2015
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781107421585

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  • With contributions from leading scholars and practitioners, this Cambridge Companion examines the topical issue of talent management from a strategic perspective, mapping out insights from a number of related fields including strategy, organisational learning, marketing and supply chain management. The authors examine the challenges faced when viewing talent management in a global context, showing how both comparative and international HRM thinking have become increasingly important when, for example, managing talent in emerging markets or trying to globalise the talent management function. The book concludes with a valuable summary of key learning points about talent management for both practitioners and researchers, as well as a discussion of the most fruitful areas for future research. This Companion will be an essential resource for academic researchers, graduate students and practitioners of global strategic talent management.

    • Brings together leading scholars and practitioners in the area of talent management, as well as perspectives from the non-HR field of study, e.g. marketing, operations management and strategy
    • Examines talent management issues from a strategic perspective and in an international context; will appeal to those looking to further develop the field
    • Theoretical focus makes this book stand out from the multitude of books published on the practice of talent management
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    Reviews & endorsements

    'By defining the boundaries of the field, developing important cross-disciplinary bridges, and posing a range of important questions for academics and practitioners alike, this book puts the 'strategic' into 'strategic talent management'.' Wayne F. Cascio, Distinguished Professor and Robert H. Reynolds Chair in Global Leadership, University of Colorado

    'Paul Sparrow, Hugh Scullion and Ibraiz Tarique have done a brilliant job with Strategic Talent Management: Contemporary Issues in International Context. This book brings together a stellar collection of scholars from around the world to examine and critique the concept of Strategic Talent Management - a term that is frequently invoked but often poorly understood. I have no doubt that this book will become a 'must cite' in the management literature.' Peter J. Dowling, La Trobe University, Australia

    'Assembling some of the greatest current thinkers on talent management, this book brings insight and wisdom to this crucial and complex topic whilst debunking some myths and suggesting new avenues of questioning. A must read for anyone determined to understand more about how talented people are discovered and developed.' Lynda Gratton, London Business School

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    Product details

    • Date Published: November 2015
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781107421585
    • length: 326 pages
    • dimensions: 229 x 153 x 17 mm
    • weight: 0.48kg
    • contains: 7 b/w illus. 11 tables
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Part I. Mapping the Field of Strategic Talent Management:
    1. Introduction: challenges for the field of strategic talent management Paul Sparrow, Hugh Scullion and Ibraiz Tarique
    2. Multiple lenses on talent management: definitions and contours of the field Paul Sparrow, Hugh Scullion and Ibraiz Tarique
    Part II. Redefining the Boundaries of Strategic Talent Management:
    3. A resource based view of talent management Cliff Bowman and Martin Hird
    4. Managing expert talent Greg Linden and David J. Teece
    5. A supply chain approach to talent management J. R. Keller and Peter Cappelli
    6. Employer branding and career theory: new direction for research Graeme Martin and Jean-Luc Cerdin
    7. A typology of talent management strategies Ibraiz Tarique and Randall Schuler
    Part III. Globalizing the Strategic Talent Management Agenda:
    8. The strategic role of HA in the US and China: relationships with HR outcomes and effects of management approaches John W. Boudreau and Edward E. Lawler, III
    9. Emerging markets and regional patterns in talent management: the challenge of India and China Jonathan Doh, Richard Smith, Stephen Stumpf and Walter G. Tymon, Jr
    10. Globalizing the HR architecture: the challenges facing corporate HQ and international mobility functions Paul Sparrow, Elaine Farndale and Hugh Scullion
    11. Strategic talent management: future directions Paul Sparrow, Hugh Scullion and Ibraiz Tarique

  • Editors

    Paul Sparrow, Lancaster University
    Paul Sparrow is the Director of the Centre for Performance-led HR and Professor of International Human Resource Management at Lancaster University Management School. He has consulted with major multinationals, public sector organisations and inter-governmental agencies and was an Expert Advisory Panel member to the UK Government's Sector Skills Development Agency. His research interests include cross-cultural and international HRM, HR strategy, cognition at work and changes in the employment relationship. From 2008 to 2012, he has been voted amongst the Top 15 Most Influential HR Thinkers by Human Resources magazine.

    Hugh Scullion, National University of Ireland, Galway
    Hugh Scullion is Professor of International Management at NUI Galway, Ireland. He has published in leading North American and European journals including the Academy of Management Journal, the Journal of World Business, the Human Resource Management Journal and the International Human Resource Management Journal, and he has published a number of books in the area of International HRM. He has acted as consultant to multinational companies in Europe and Asia.

    Ibraiz Tarique, Pace University, New York
    Ibraiz Tarique is an Associate Professor of HRM and Director of Global HRM Programs at the Lubin School of Business, Pace University, New York City campus. His research interests are in IHRM, GTM and investments in human capital. He has published in the International Journal of Human Resource Management, the Journal of World Business and the International Journal of Training and Development. He has presented numerous papers at the Annual AOM Meetings and is the co-author of International Human Resource Management: Policies and Practices for Multinational Enterprises, a comprehensive textbook in IHRM.


    Paul Sparrow, Hugh Scullion, Ibraiz Tarique, Cliff Bowman, Martin Hird, Greg Linden, David J. Teece, J. R. Keller, Peter Cappelli, Graeme Martin, Jean-Luc Cerdin, Randall Schuler, John W. Boudreau, Edward E. Lawler, III, Jonathan Doh, Richard Smith, Stephen Stumpf, Walter G. Tymon, Jr, Elaine Farndale

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