Talent management, leadership development and knowledge transfer in an international context

Iles, PA 2012, Talent management, leadership development and knowledge transfer in an international context , PhD on publication thesis, University of Salford.

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This submission incorporates twelve published works relating to issues of talent management, leadership development and knowledge transfer in an international context. These issues are examined from a consistently contextual and processual stance employing primarily social constructivist and interpretivist methodologies that challenge individualist and essentialist accounts of these phenomena. Publications 1 and 2 address issues in employee resourcing and assessment, discussing strategic and psychometric perspectives and their limitations before developing social process and discourse perspectives that address these areas in a more contextual, less individualistic ways. This perspective is then developed and applied to issues of competence and talent management. Papers 3 to 5 inclusive develop this perspective on talent management, investigating how talent management is defined in seven companies in China, how it is seen as similar to or different from HRM, and what is driving its adoption. The issue of whether talent management can be seen as a fashion is discussed through institutional theory, bibliometric analyses, and empirical studies in China. Papers 6 to 8 inclusive address issues of leadership and leadership development, using social capital theory and empirical studies of the leadership development experience of UK Chief Executives to challenge individualistic, essentialist and competencebased conceptions of this area. The papers also explore issues of bonding, bridging, brokering, anxiety, uncertainty, and identity construction in leadership development and of distributed leadership in ethical leadership in English local government. Papers 9 to 12 inclusive explore the issue of knowledge transfer between individuals and organizations in an international context from contextual and processual perspectives. They discuss empirical and conceptual studies of knowledge transfer involving SMEs and universities, international joint ventures, international alliances between universities in the UK and Czech Republic, and the transfer of HRM knowledge in Mauritius. Links between these areas and issues for further research are also discussed.

Item Type: Thesis (PhD on publication)
Contributors: Darlington, RR (Supervisor)
Schools: Schools > Salford Business School
Depositing User: Institutional Repository
Date Deposited: 05 Aug 2021 13:15
Last Modified: 04 Aug 2022 11:22
URI: https://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/61440

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