Talent Strategies and Leadership Development of the Public Sector
Insights from Southeast Asia
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To stay ahead of the competition, the public sector has to ensure an effective talent management strategy to attract, develop and retain talents. Effective talent management is about aligning the organisation’s approach to talent with the strategic aims and purpose of the organisation. This book adopts a comparative country analysis, which takes into account the institutional emphasis, organisational configuration and unique characteristics of the public sector.
Against the backdrop of three major stages of administrative development, i.e., the colonial, postcolonial and modern periods, this book unpacks how the talent schemes have been shaped by the reforms, experiences, cross-country knowledge transfers and evolved over time responding to globalisation and digitalisation in Southeast Asia.
This book will be of great interest to scholars and public managers working on public administration and civil service reforms in Asia towards developing a contextualised understanding of talent management and leadership development in the region.
Table of Contents
Introduction. 1. Administrative reforms and transformation in the public sector that shape talent management and leadership development in Southeast Asia 2. Talent management as a growing discipline in the public sector 3. Talent management and leadership development in Singapore 4. Talent management and leadership development in Malaysia 5. Talent management and leadership development in Thailand 6. Talent management and leadership development in Cambodia 7. Talent management and leadership development in Vietnam 8. Comparison of the talent management practices – attraction, development and retention 9. Leadership development of senior public officials through transnational knowledge transfer 10. Assessing talent strategies within the context of inclusive–exclusive tension paradigm
Celia Lee is Research Fellow at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. Formerly a practitioner in the Singapore public sector, her research interests include Talent Strategies in the Public Sector (Asia); Transnational Knowledge Transfer; Public Sector Innovation; Governance in the Philanthropy Sector; BRI and ASEAN.