1st Edition

Macro Talent Management A Global Perspective on Managing Talent in Developed Markets

    256 Pages 22 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    256 Pages 22 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    Macro Talent Management: A Global Perspective on Managing Talent in Developed Markets is the first book to focus specifically on country-level activities aimed at attracting, mobilizing, developing, and retaining top talent for economic success in developed markets. The book serves as a guide that orients the reader toward activities that increase their country's global competitiveness, attractiveness, and economic development through strategic talent management.

    This book brings together leading experts from around the world to address such isues as cross-border flows of talent, diaspora mobility, knowledge flows, global labour markets, and policies.

    Bringing together research from the fields of human resource management, international business, economic geography, comparative international development, and political economy, this is a definitive, comprehensive treatment of the topic aimed at advanced students and practitioners.

    Introduction: Macro Talent Management in Developed Markets: Foundations for a Developing Field (Paul Sparrow, Vlad Vaiman, Randall Schuler and David G. Collings)

    1. Macro Talent Management in the United States of America: Framework, Context, Processes and Outcomes (Randall Schuler, Ibraiz Tarique and Shaista Khilji)
    2. Macro Talent Management in Canada: A Review of the National Context, Competitive Strengths and Future Opportunities to Attract, Develop and Retain Talent (Karin A. King)
    3. Macro Talent Management in the UK: Patterns of Agency in a Period of Changing Regimes (Paul Sparrow)
    4. Macro Talent Management in Germany: A Strong Economy Facing the Challenges of a Shrinking Labor Force (Marion Festing and Katharina Harsch)
    5. Macro Talent Management in Spain: Is the Sun Rising Again? (Adoración Álvaro-Moya, Eva Gallardo-Gallardo and Jordi Paniagua)
    6. Macro Talent Management in Denmark: The Origins of Danish Talent Paradox (Dana Minbaeva, Torben Andersen, Nikolaj Lubanski, Steen Erik Navrbjerg and Ronja Marie Torfing)
    7. Macro Talent Management in Finland: Contributing to a Rapidly Evolving Knowledge Economy (Paul Evans, Adam Smale and Ingmar Björkman)
    8. Macro Talent Management in The Netherlands: A Critical Analysis of Growing and Retaining Talent in the Netherlands (Marian Thunnissen, Joop Schippers and Paul Boselie)
    9. Macro Talent Management in Australia: Balancing Industrial Relations, Isolation and Global Competitiveness (Sharna Wiblen and Anthony McDonnell)


    Vlad Vaiman, Professor, School of Management, California Lutheran University, USA.

    Paul Sparrow, Emeritus Professor of International Human Resource Management, Lancaster University, UK.

    Randall Schuler, Professor, Rutgers University, USA, Visiting Scholar, University of Lucerne, Switzerland.

    David G. Collings, Professor of Human Resource Management, Dublin City University, Ireland.

    "Doing business internationally is a country-by-country challenge, and Macro-Talent Management gives us a world tour, not available elsewhere, of the government policies, demographics, and the other attributes that affect how employers hire, develop, and manage a workforce across the major countries of the world.  An important resource for doing business and learning about business around the world."

    Peter Cappelli, George W. Taylor Professor of Management, Director - Center for Human Resources, The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, USA

    "This book is truly unique due to its cross-country, multidisciplinary nature. The authors are explaining very complicated things in a clear, easy-to-understand language. This is a very useful book for both academics and practitioners, including policy makers."

    Nikolai Rogovsky, Head, Knowledge Management Coordination Team, International Labour Office, Geneva, Switzerland

    "This remarkable text, edited by the leading names in the field and including a stellar list of contributors, examines talent management in the North America, Australia and five European countries. If you want to understand talent management, read this book!"

    Chris Brewster, Henley Business School, University of Reading, UK