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    Talent Management in R&D Settings


    Whelan, E. and Collings, D. and Donnellan, Brian (2010) Talent Management in R&D Settings. Academy of Management Perspectives. (Submitted)

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    Abstract

    Despite more than a decade of hype around the concept of talent management, we still have a relatively limited knowledge regarding its application in practice. In this paper we examine how the concepts of talent management apply in research and development (R&D) settings. Two case studies of high-technology R&D groups are conducted. We adopt a novel approach and apply social network analysis (SNA) techniques to explore if the technological gatekeeper still represents a pivotal position in R&D settings. The specific talents exhibited by these individuals are then explored and we point to some organizational level interventions which can facilitate R&D organizations in fully exploiting their resources to maximize innovative capabilities.

    Item Type: Article
    Keywords: Plannings systems; Strategic Management Process; Business Policy and Strategy; Knowledge based management; Global Strategy and Tactics; International Management; Network analysis; Research Methods; Top management teams; Managing the Multinational Enterprise; International Management; Organizational career systems; Technology and Innovation Management (General); Technology and Innovation Management;
    Academic Unit: Faculty of Social Sciences > Research Institutes > Innovation Value Institute, IVI
    Faculty of Social Sciences > School of Business
    Item ID: 3020
    Depositing User: Prof. Brian Donnellan
    Date Deposited: 23 Jan 2012 12:43
    Journal or Publication Title: Academy of Management Perspectives
    Refereed: Yes
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