Six principles of effective global talent management

Stahl, Günter K., Bjarkman, Ingmar, Farndale, Eliane, Morris, Shad S., Paauwe, Jaap, Stiles, Philip and Trevor, Jonathan (2012) Six principles of effective global talent management. MIT Sloan Management Review, 53 (2). pp. 25-32.


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. (author's abstract)

Item Type: Article
Keywords: studies / multinational corporations / talent management / organization theory / management science / cultural differences
Subject(s): Operations management
Date Deposited: 28 Oct 2015 12:46
Last Modified: 13 Nov 2018 16:00
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