The field of Talent Management has grown and advanced exponentially over the past several years as organizations, large and small, public and private, global and domestic, have realized that to gain and sustain a global competitive advantage, they must manage their talents effectively. Talent Management has become a major theoretical and empirical topic of intellectual curiosity from various disciplinary perspectives, such as human resource management, arts and entertainment management, international management, etc. This Companion is an indispensable source that provides an authoritative, in-depth, and comprehensive examination of emerging Talent Management topics.

Divided into five thematic sections that provide a unique overarching structure to organize forty-one chapters written by leading and renowned international scholars, this Companion assesses essential knowledge, trends, debates, and avenues for future research in a single volume: Evolution and Conceptualization of Talent Management; The External Context of Talent Management; The Internal Context of Talent Management; Individuals, Workforce, and Processes of Talent Management; and Outcomes of Talent Management.

In this way, the Companion is essential reading for anyone involved in the scholarly study of Talent Management, including academic researchers, advanced postgraduate and graduate students, and management consultants. For further debate on Talent Management, readers might be interested in the supplementary volume Contemporary Talent Management: A Research Companion, sold separately.

chapter 1|6 pages

Talent Management

An Introduction
ByIbraiz Tarique

part Section I|72 pages

Evolution and Conceptualization of Talent Management

chapter 82|23 pages

The History of Talent Management

ByPaul Sparrow

chapter 3|12 pages

Building Micro-Foundations for Talent Management

ByDavid G. Collings, Dana B. Minbaeva

chapter 4|13 pages

The Employee and Talent Management

An Interaction Framed Through Three Lenses: Work, Team, and the Organization
ByKarin A. King

chapter 5|11 pages

Talent Management

From Resource-Based View to Dynamic Capabilities
ByKushal Sharma

chapter 6|11 pages

The “Value” Perspective to Talent Management

A Revised Perspective
ByHeba Makram

part Section II|148 pages

The External Context of Talent Management

chapter 807|13 pages

Talent Management

Decision Making in the Global Context
ByVioletta Khoreva, Vlad Vaiman

chapter 8|15 pages

Global Macro Talent Management

An Interdisciplinary Approach
ByShaista E. Khilji, Ramien Pierre

chapter 9|18 pages

Talent Competitiveness

A Framework for Macro Talent Management
ByPaul Evans, Eduardo Rodriguez-Montemayor, Bruno Lanvin

chapter 10|11 pages

The Global Talent Competitiveness Index

An Empirical Assessment and Lessons for Macro Talent Management
ByPaul Evans, Eduardo Rodriguez-Montemayor, Bruno Lanvin

chapter 11|15 pages

Talent Management in Asia

ByFang Lee Cooke

chapter 12|11 pages

Talent Management in Africa

Challenges, Opportunities, and Prospects
ByFang Lee Cooke

chapter 13|12 pages

Taking Stock of HRM Research in Latin America

Implications for Talent Management
ByJordi Trullen, Jaime Bonache

chapter 14|11 pages

Talent Management in European Organizations

ByAgnieszka Skuza, Hugh Scullion

chapter 15|14 pages

Talent Management and Migration

ByJean-Luc Cerdin, Chris Brewster, Lovanirina Ramboarison-Lalao

chapter 16|14 pages

Talent Management and Performance in the Public Sector

ByPaul Boselie, Marian Thunnissen, Joost Monster

chapter 17|12 pages

Talent Management in Academia

ByMarian Thunnissen, Pleun van Arensbergen, Marieke van den Brink

part Section III|92 pages

The Internal Context of Talent Management

chapter 22818|12 pages

Hard Work or Hard-Wired?

The Nature-Nurture Debate on Talent
ByMaria Christina Meyers, Anneloes Bal

chapter 19|12 pages

Talent Management and Generational Differences

ByMarion Festing, Lynn Schäfer

chapter 20|12 pages

It's not Either/or, It's Both-And

The Paradox Between Exclusive Talent Management and Inclusive Diversity Management
ByDagmar Daubner-Siva

chapter 21|15 pages

Talent Management and Career Management

ByNicky Dries, Elise Marescaux, Anand van Zelderen

chapter 22|13 pages

Exclusive Talent Management

Examining Ethical Concerns and Boundaries
ByStephen Swailes

chapter 23|12 pages

Talent Management and the Communication of Talent Status

ByJennie Sumelius, Adam Smale

chapter 24|14 pages


Connecting Information Technology and Talent Management
BySharna Wiblen

part Section IV|180 pages

Individuals, Workforce, and Processes of Talent Management

chapter 32025|10 pages

A View from Across the Way

Perspectives on Talent Management from the Field of Global Leadership
ByAllan Bird, Mark E. Mendenhall

chapter 26|14 pages

Third Culture Kids

Early Talent Potential for Global Work?
ByJan Selmer, Yvonne McNulty, Jakob Lauring

chapter 27|14 pages

The Benefits and Challenges of Incorporating Global Mindset into Global Talent Management Strategies

ByCordula Barzantny, Rachel Clapp-Smith

chapter 28|13 pages

Herding Cats

Expatriate Talent Acquisition and Development
ByVlad Vaiman, Yvonne McNulty, Arno Haslberger

chapter 29|12 pages

Talent Management and Workforce Differentiation

ByMichael Koch, Elise Marescaux

chapter 30|12 pages

Talent Management

A Focus on the Supporting Cast of “B” Players
ByAmina R. Malik, Parbudyal Singh

chapter 31|11 pages

It's Crowded at the Top

How to Retain and Reward Star Employees
ByShad Morris, James Oldroyd, Kathleen Bahr

chapter 32|17 pages

When Rising Stars Falter

High Potential Status as an Impediment to Learning from Failure
ByLen Karakowsky, Igor Kotlyar

chapter 33|11 pages

Talent Management, Stars, and Geographically Distributed Teams

ByJulia Eisenberg

chapter 34|10 pages

Talent Spotting

A Review of Meanings and Identification Tools
ByAnthony McDonnell, Agnieszka Skuza

chapter 35|12 pages

Talent Acquisition

A Critical First Step for Effective Talent Management
ByJames A. Breaugh

chapter 36|14 pages

Approaches to Developing High-Potential Talent

Intended and Unintended Consequences
ByMiriam Lacey, Kevin Groves

chapter 37|12 pages

Effective Coaching for High-Potentials

A Talent Management Approach
ByMargarita Nyfoudi, Konstantinos Tasoulis

chapter 38|16 pages

Talent Management and Developing Leadership Talent

ByChandana Sanyal, Julie Haddock-Millar

part Section V|57 pages

Outcomes of Talent Management

chapter 50039|21 pages

Talent Analytics

ByAlec Levenson

chapter 40|17 pages

Integrating Talent Management and Performance Management

A Workforce Differentiation Perspective
ByBrian Burgess, Shaun Pichler

chapter 41|17 pages

The Relationship Between Talent Management and Individual and Organizational Performance

ByBenjamin Krebs, Marius Wehner