Talent management: Critical perspectives

Stephen Swailes, Janet Handley, Elizabeth Rivers

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This chapter considers definitions of talent management (TM) as exclusive and inclusive and contrasts TM with HRM. Theoretical underpinnings of TM are summarised using ideas from SHRM, institutional theory and celebrity society. Biasing factors in talent identification are considered including interpersonal relationships and gender. Authors take a more critical approach to TM to bring out a 'dark side' in contrast to conventional managerialist depictions
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHuman Resource Management
Subtitle of host publicationA global and critical perspective
EditorsJawad Syed, Robin Kramar
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan UK
Number of pages19
ISBN (Print)9781137521620
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2017


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