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Macro Talent Management in Emerging and Emergent Markets

A Global Perspective, 1st Edition

Edited by Vlad Vaiman, Paul Sparrow, Randall Schuler, David G. Collings


216 pages | 8 B/W Illus.

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Macro Talent Management in Emerging and Emergent Markets is the first book to focus specificially on country-level activities that are aimed at attracting, developing, mobilizing, and retaining top talent for economic success in emerging or emergent 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 issues as cross-border flows of talent, diaspora mobility, knowledge flows, global labour markets, and policies. The book is structured in three parts: Part I covers emerging markets, Part II emergent markets, and Part III pan-national themes such as migration and clusters.

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.


"An important and uniquely evidence-based guide to talent management in emerging markets, the unmatched credentials of the Editors and the impressive array of country experts make for an insightful, practical and intriguing set of perspectives on the vital talent management developments in these important countries."

John W. Boudreau, Professor of Management and Organization, Marshall School of Business, University of Southern California, USA

"As countries become ever more interdependent and as MNEs attempt to manage talent around the world, decision makers need synthesized, country-level information about government policies, institutions, and the processes that firms use to manage talent. This book is a great place to start."

Wayne F. Cascio, Distinguished Professor, University of Colorado, USA, and Robert H. Reynolds Chair in Global Leadership, University of Colorado Denver, USA

"The debate on talent management continues apace. Its exposition at the macro level serves as a powerful contextualization mechanism and underscores the importance of a ‘levels of analysis’ approach. Doing so in the specific case of emerging and emergent markets lays bare the capacities and the constraints that are operating in these dynamic territories as they pursue vigorous developmental trajectories against the backdrop of diverse endowments. "

Michael J. Morley, Professor of Management, Kemmy Business School, University of Limerick, Ireland

Table of Contents

Introduction: Macro talent management in emerging and emergent markets: Foundations for a developing field

Part I: Macro talent management in emerging markets

1. Macro talent management in Russia: Addressing entangled challenges in managing talent on the country level 

2. Macro talent management in Poland: The role of talent and the challenges ahead

3. Macro talent management in China: Institutional, cultural ,and technological influences and employer strategy

4. Macro talent management in India: A contextual analysis of the challenges, opportunities and emerging patterns

5. Macro talent management in Argentina: Application of macro perspective in volatile environments

Part II: Macro talent management in emergent markets

6. Macro talent management in Singapore: An analysis based on local media

7. Macro talent management in the United Arab Emirates: Developing more informative government perspectives

Part III: Pan-national developments

8. Migration: Managing macro talent management at the country and city level

9. Clusters and talent management: Optimizing the potential of skilled mobility within spatial agglomerations

About the Editors

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.

About the Series

Global HRM

Edited and authored by the best and most well known researchers in the field of human resource management (HRM), this series of books offers students accessible, coordinated and comprehensive textbooks on global HRM. To be used individually or together, these books cover the main bases of the area, including titles on global alliances, corporations, leadership, legal systems, staffing and compensation systems.

The series is organized into three strands: the first reflects general issues of global HRM; the second more specific HR functions in a global context; and the third, comparative human resource management.

Taking an expert look at an increasingly important area of global business, this is a groundbreaking new series that answers a real need for serious textbooks on global HRM.


Dedication: The late Professor Michael Poole was one of the founding series editors, and Profesors Schuler, Jackson, and Sparrow wish to dedicate the series to his memory.

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