The influence of underlying philosophies on talent management: Theory, implications for practice, and research agenda.

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Abstract

In order to explain how and why talent management can contribute to a firm's sustained competitive advantage, we need to gain insights into the philosophies about talent that underpin talent management. This article introduces four talent philosophies that vary in their perception of talent as (a) rare (exclusive) or universal (inclusive), and (b) stable or developable: the exclusive/stable; exclusive/developable; inclusive/stable; and inclusive/developable talent philosophy. We discuss basic assumptions, talent-management practices, opportunities, and challenges for each of the four philosophies. Based on this discussion, testable propositions for future research are developed.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)192-203
JournalJournal of World Business
Volume49
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014

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