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Research Handbook of International Talent Management

Edited by Yipeng Liu, Professor in Management and Organization Studies, Henley Business School, University of Reading, UK and Director, Center for China and Globalization UK Chapter (CCG UK), London
International talent management has become a critically important topic for scholarly discussion, in policy debates, and among the business community. Despite this, however, research into talent management tends to lack theoretical underpinnings, especially from an international, multidisciplinary and comparative perspective. This Research Handbook fills this gap, bringing together a range of leading researchers, scholars, and thinkers to debate and advance the conceptualization and understanding of this multifaceted subject.
Extent: c 520 pp
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Publication Date: July 2019
ISBN: 978 1 78643 709 9
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  • Business and Management
  • Human Resource Management
  • International Business
International talent management has become a critically important topic for scholarly discussion, in policy debates, and among the business community. Despite this, however, research into talent management tends to lack theoretical underpinnings, especially from an international, multidisciplinary and comparative perspective. This Research Handbook fills this gap, bringing together a range of leading researchers, scholars, and thinkers to debate and advance the conceptualization and understanding of this multifaceted subject.

With chapters covering key topics within multiple domains of management and organization studies, the Research Handbook of International Talent Management explores the topic in innovative entrepreneurial enterprises to international businesses. It also examines how talent management relates to sustainability and public management, providing in depth coverage of the field for an interdisciplinary approach to what is one of the grand contemporary challenges facing the global economy today.

This Research Handbook will be a vital resource for students of human resources management, business studies and public management policy, as well as for researchers with an interest in talent management, international management, and entrepreneurship and innovation.
‘This very important book, edited by Yipeng Liu, explores the issues surrounding talent management in a global context, from international work arrangements to managing expatriates to corporate governance to the changing role of the manager and the “global war for talent”.’
– Professor Sir Cary Cooper, University of Manchester, UK

‘. . . an excellent aid for anyone seeking to better understand the importance of talent and how flows of human capital will shape future development. Adopting an interdisciplinary approach, the text provides a unique systematic analysis of the theory, practice, and impacts of talent management.’
– Wang Huiyao, President, Centre for China and Globalization (CCG) and Counselor for China State Council

‘ . . . It takes an international and interdisciplinary perspective on talent management across a wide range of empirical contexts. Different kinds of talent and talent management systems are explored across different national cultures, industry sectors and organisational functions. The contributors also look at different kinds of organisations, from entrepreneurial start-ups and creative design firms to expatriate-staffed subsidiaries and public sector organisations. Comparisons within and across these organisational types then reveal a wide variety of approaches to a common goal; to attract, keep and deploy talent for the good of the organisation.’
– Simon Collinson, University of Birmingham, UK

‘A key contribution of the volume is the consideration of talent management from a number of novel perspectives. For example, looking at talent management through the lens of entrepreneurship and innovation opens a number of interesting avenues of debate.’
– David G. Collings, Dublin City University, Ireland

Contents:

Forewords
Sir Cary L. Cooper, Huiyao Wang, Simon Collinson and David Collings

Part I International talent management, entrepreneurship and innovation
1. Talent Management and Innovation Management: Review of the Literature and Challenges for Future Research
Daniela Baglieri, Maria Cristina Cinici and Antonio Crupi

2. Talent for services: How gaining access to talent enables successful servitization
Marco Opazo-Basáez, Ferran Vendrell-Herrero and Oscar F. Bustinza

3. Serial entrepreneurs as “incubators”: individuals with inspiration and leadership that make for incubation
Yin Mon Myint, Shilendra Vyakarnam and Alexandra Huener

4. A Design Thinking Approach for Talent Management – Can Talent Management benefit from Design Thinking?
Beke Redlich and Christoph Lattemann

Part II International talent management and international business
5. Managing Expatriate of emerging multinational: An institutional work perspective
David Fan, Yiyi Su and Zheng Yan

6. Global Work Arrangements and talent management in the Born Virtual Organization: The Case Study of Automattic
Alessandra Vecchi

7. Inpatriation management: a literature review and recommendations for future research
Fedor Portniagin and Fabian Froese

8. Logic or Smiles?: International talent management across advanced and emerging economic contexts - Japanese expatriates’ cross-cultural communication friction in India
Ashok Ashta, Peter Stokes and Paul Hughes

9. Compensation Disparity, Underpayment and Director Turnover: Evidence from China
Mahmoud Ezzamel and Yang Zhao

Part III International talent management, sustainability, public management and policy
10. Talents for key positions in organizations: the sustainability manager as a profession
Katharina Spraul, Julia Hufnagel, Cynthia Friedrich and Natalie Brill

11. Training Programs to Develop the Ethicality of Talents
Dominic Kreismann and Till Talaulicar

12. Global Talent Management and Higher Education Governance: The Singapore Experience in a Comparative Perspective
Hong Liu

13. Comparisons of Talent Strategies in the Public Sector: Singapore, Malaysia and Thailand
Celia Lee and Shahamak Rezaei

14. China: Talent management in transition
Tony Fang

15. Characterizing the ‘Global War for Talent’
Kyle Griff

Index