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    An examination of talent management concepts in knowledge intensive settings

    Whelan, Eoin and Collings, D. and Donnellan, Brian (2009) An examination of talent management concepts in knowledge intensive settings. Knowledge Science, Engineering and Management. pp. 450-457. ISSN 0302-9743

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    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 knowledge intensive settings. A case study of a high-technology R&D group is conducted. Extending the technological gatekeeper theory, we apply social network analysis (SNA) techniques to identify those employees critical to the knowledge flow network. The specific talents exhibited by these individuals are then explored and we point to some organisational level interventions which can facilitate knowledge intensive organisations in fully exploiting their resources to maximise innovative capabilities.

    Item Type: Article
    Keywords: Talent management; technological gatekeeper; knowledge diffusion; social network analysis; R&D;
    Academic Unit: Faculty of Social Sciences > Research Institutes > Innovation Value Institute, IVI
    Faculty of Social Sciences > School of Business
    Item ID: 14859
    Depositing User: Prof. Brian Donnellan
    Date Deposited: 27 Sep 2021 14:36
    Journal or Publication Title: Knowledge Science, Engineering and Management
    Publisher: Springer
    Refereed: Yes
    Use Licence: This item is available under a Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial Share Alike Licence (CC BY-NC-SA). Details of this licence are available here

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