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Paul Sparrow
Lancaster University
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Abstract Current debates around talent management echo previous concern about the development of the field of IHRM. This paper uses historical analysis to examine two questions: has the field followed a logical progression and process of increasing coherence; and has its narrative been shaped in ideological ways? It identifies six concepts that guided and enabled the subsequent development of the talent management field. It shows how a selection of these ideas were re-packaged through the introd...
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To study the effect of protean careers on talent retention, operationalized as the intention to quit, this study explores two pathways between protean career orientation and intention to quit: a direct pathway, and an indirect pathway via organizational commitment and job satisfaction. The study draws upon a sample of 306 talented workers selected from 17 Spanish and Mexican multinational organizations. Protean orientation should be expected to be widespread among talented individuals which migh...
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Although GTM is highly visible in management practice, its activity and scope are less well understood and there remains some debate over the meanings, challenges and future vision of GTM. It has become a topical issue both for research and practice as competition between employers has become more generic and has shifted from the country level to the regional and global levels. However, the role of the Corporate Human Resource (CHR) function in MNCs has until recently been largely neglected in t...
#1Vlad VaimanH-Index: 17
#2Paul SparrowH-Index: 36
Last.David G. CollingsH-Index: 28
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Macro Talent Management in Emerging and Emergent Markets is the first book to focus specificially on country-level activities that aimed at attracting, developing, mobilizing, and retaining top talent for economic success. The book serves as a guide that orients the reader toward activities that increase their country’s global competitiveness, attractiveness, and economic development through strategic talent management. This book brings together leading experts from around the world to address s...
#1Vlad VaimanH-Index: 17
#2Paul SparrowH-Index: 36
Last.David G. CollingsH-Index: 28
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Macro talent management incorporates activities aimed at attracting, mobilizing, developing, and retaining top talent within an organization. As such, it has also major implications for organizations, including multinational enterprises and nongovernmental organizations, and individuals, as well as countries. This book takes the analysis of macro talent management to the country level in developed markets. It brings together research from fields of human resource management, international busine...
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The chapter analyses the macro talent management context in the UK. It develops the notion of patterns of agency and webs of action at country level that serve to condition the conduct of talent management. There are few generalizable or preferable recipes for macro talent management – the patterns that emerge in the UK need not, or would not, necessarily work in a different national context. National strategies are embedded in, and managed through, complex webs of action. The dominant patterns ...
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