Troubling some assumptions: A response to "The role of perceived organizational justice in shaping the outcomes of talent management: A research agenda"

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This Commentary is a response to the paper by Gelens, Dries, Hofmans, & Pepermans in this Special Issue on the development of a theoretical framework for talent management. The authors' central argument and hypotheses remain essentially untroubled here as this Commentary instead problematizes a central assumption of their paper which is commonly taken for granted in the talent literature-i.e., that talent is in shortage. In addition, suggestions for theory development are given and a more critical approach to the assumptions upon which talent management is based is advocated.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)354-356
Number of pages3
JournalHuman Resource Management Review
Issue number4
Early online date24 Sep 2013
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2013


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