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

part Section I|72 pages

Evolution and Conceptualization of Talent Management

chapter 82|23 pages

The History of Talent Management

chapter 4|13 pages

The Employee and Talent Management

An Interaction Framed Through Three Lenses: Work, Team, and the Organization

chapter 5|11 pages

Talent Management

From Resource-Based View to Dynamic Capabilities

chapter 6|11 pages

The “Value” Perspective to Talent Management

A Revised Perspective

part Section II|148 pages

The External Context of Talent Management

chapter 807|13 pages

Talent Management

Decision Making in the Global Context

chapter 8|15 pages

Global Macro Talent Management

An Interdisciplinary Approach

chapter 9|18 pages

Talent Competitiveness

A Framework for Macro Talent Management

chapter 10|11 pages

The Global Talent Competitiveness Index

An Empirical Assessment and Lessons for Macro Talent Management

chapter 11|15 pages

Talent Management in Asia

chapter 12|11 pages

Talent Management in Africa

Challenges, Opportunities, and Prospects

chapter 13|12 pages

Taking Stock of HRM Research in Latin America

Implications for Talent Management

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

chapter 20|12 pages

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

The Paradox Between Exclusive Talent Management and Inclusive Diversity Management

chapter 22|13 pages

Exclusive Talent Management

Examining Ethical Concerns and Boundaries

chapter 24|14 pages


Connecting Information Technology and Talent Management

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

chapter 26|14 pages

Third Culture Kids

Early Talent Potential for Global Work?

chapter 28|13 pages

Herding Cats

Expatriate Talent Acquisition and Development

chapter 30|12 pages

Talent Management

A Focus on the Supporting Cast of “B” Players

chapter 31|11 pages

It's Crowded at the Top

How to Retain and Reward Star Employees

chapter 32|17 pages

When Rising Stars Falter

High Potential Status as an Impediment to Learning from Failure

chapter 34|10 pages

Talent Spotting

A Review of Meanings and Identification Tools

chapter 35|12 pages

Talent Acquisition

A Critical First Step for Effective Talent Management

chapter 36|14 pages

Approaches to Developing High-Potential Talent

Intended and Unintended Consequences

chapter 37|12 pages

Effective Coaching for High-Potentials

A Talent Management Approach

part Section V|57 pages

Outcomes of Talent Management