Six principles of effective global talent management

Stahl, Günter and Björkman, Ingmar and Farndale, Elaine and Morris, Shad S. and Paauwe, Jaap and Stiles, Philip and Trevor, Jonathan and Wright, Patrick (2012) Six principles of effective global talent management. Sloan Management Review, 53 (2). pp. 25-42. ISSN 1532-9194


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To determine how leading companies in North America, Europe, and Asia develop and sustain strong talent pipelines, this research investigates talent management processes and practices in a sample of 37 multinational corporations, selected on the basis of their international scope, reputation, and long-term performance. In-depth case studies and a Web-based survey of human resources professionals identify various effective practices that can help companies attract, select, develop, and retain talent. However, the results suggest that competitive advantage comes not primarily from designing and implementing best practices but rather from the proper internal alignment of various elements of a company's talent management system, as well as their embeddedness in the value system of the firm, their links to business strategy, and their global coordination.

Item Type: Article
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Keywords: studies / multinational corporations / talent management / organization theory / management science / cultural differences
Classification Codes: CC 9130, 9510, 6200, 2600, 2500, 9190, 1220
Divisions: Departments > Welthandel > BWL des Außenhandels
Version of the Document: Draft
Variance from Published Version: Major
Depositing User: Dissertation Administrator
Date Deposited: 22 Aug 2012 13:45
Last Modified: 15 Sep 2017 08:46


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