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    Talent management of skilled migrants: propositions and an agenda for future research


    Crowley-Henry, Marian and Al Ariss, Akram (2018) Talent management of skilled migrants: propositions and an agenda for future research. The International Journal of Human Resource Management, 29 (13). pp. 2054-2079. ISSN 0958-5192

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    Abstract

    This paper unpacks the dominant conceptualizations of talent management (TM) in contemporary academic publications, and considers these in relation to the increasingly important workforce population of skilled international migrants. It postulates that TM approaches are generally built from a relatively narrow human capital-based perspective wherein organizations focus on readily accessible and immediate skills, ignoring the longer term strategic potential of the international workforce of skilled migrants, particularly for multinational enterprises and other international organizations. Through a series of propositions, the paper highlights how organizations, in strategically using a more comprehensive TM lens rather than a human capital lens in approaching the TM of skilled migrants, could benefit from improved HRM performance over time. It also proposes a research agenda, by which future studies might test, explore, and further develop understanding on a more strategic utilization of skilled migrants in organizations.

    Item Type: Article
    Keywords: Strategic talent management; global talent management; skilled migrants; international careers; human capital; strategic international human resource management;
    Academic Unit: Faculty of Social Sciences > School of Business
    Item ID: 11283
    Identification Number: https://doi.org/10.1080/09585192.2016.1262889
    Depositing User: Dr. Marian Crowley-Henry
    Date Deposited: 15 Oct 2019 15:48
    Journal or Publication Title: The International Journal of Human Resource Management
    Publisher: Taylor & Francis (Routledge)
    Refereed: Yes
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