- The Oxford Handbook of Talent Management
- List of Figures
- List of Tables
- List of Contributors
- The Historical Context of Talent Management
- Star Performers
- Within-Person Variability in Performance
- The Potential for Leadership
- Managing Talent across Organizations: The Portability of Individual Performance
- Human Capital Resource Complementarities
- Talent and Teams
- Talent or Not: Employee Reactions to Talent Designations
- Virtual Teams: Utilizing Talent-Management Thinking to Assess What We Currently Know about Making Virtual Teams Successful
- Stars that Shimmer and Stars that Shine: How Information Overload Creates Significant Challenges for Star Employees
- Employer Branding and Talent Management
- Talent Intermediaries in Talent Acquisition
- Straight Talk About Selecting for Upper Management
- Managing talent Flows Through Internal and External Labor Markets
- Workforce Differentiation
- Succession Planning: Talent Management’s Forgotten, but Critical Tool
- Talent Development: Building Organizational Capability
- Talent and Turnover
- HR Metrics and Talent Analytics
- Talent Management in the Global Context
- Talent Management in the Public Sector: Managing Tensions and Dualities
- Talent Management in Emerging Economies
- Talent Management in Multinational Corporations
- Talent Management in Small- and Medium-Sized Enterprises
- Talent Management of Nonstandard Employees
- Integrating Talent and Diversity Management
- How is Technology Changing Talent Management?
Abstract and Keywords
This chapter serves as an introduction to the Oxford Handbook of Talent Management. The chapter provides a summary introduction to talent management and an overview of the content of the handbook. Specifically, we begin by considering how talent management is defined in the academic literature. Thereafter, we provide an overview of the key trends and debates in the talent management literature over the past decade and a half. We also point to some seminal research that is central to our understanding of talent management that has been omitted from a number of recent reviews of the field owing to broader theoretical framing. We conclude with an overview of the content of the handbook.
David G. Collings is a professor of human resource management at Dublin City University Business School where he leads the HR Directors’ Roundtable and is a joint director of the Leadership and Talent Institute. From 2014–2017 he has been named as ↵one of the most influential thinkers in the field of human resources by HR Magazine. He has published numerous papers in leading international journals and seven books. He sits on a number of editorial boards, including the Academy of Management Review, Journal of Management, and Journal of Management Studies. He is a deputy editor at the Journal of World Business and a former editor of Human Resource Management Journal.
Kamel Mellahi is a professor of strategic management at Warwick Business School where he teaches and researches in the areas of international business and strategic management. His research interests straddle international strategies of emerging markets multinationals, corporate social responsibility, and talent management. He has published eight books and over eighty scholarly articles in top-tier journals, such as the Journal of International Business Studies, Journal of Management, Journal of Management Studies, and Strategic Management Journal. He serves as a senior editor for the Journal of World Business and Consulting and an editor for the British Journal of Management.
Wayne F. Cascio holds the Robert H. Reynolds Distinguished Chair in Global Leadership at the University of Colorado, Denver. He has published 28 books and more than 185 articles and book chapters. A former president of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, chair of the Society for Human Resource Management Foundation, and member of the Academy of Management’s Board of Governors, he is an editor of the Journal of International Business Studies and a former senior editor of the Journal of World Business. He received the SHRM’s Losey Award for Human Resources Research in 2010, SIOP’s Distinguished Scientific Contributions award in 2013, and the Georges Petitpas Lifetime Achievement Award from the World Federation of People Management Associations in 2016.
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