The role of the corporate HR function in global talent management

Elaine Farndale, Hugh Scullion, Paul Sparrow

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Abstract

We currently know little of the role of the corporate human resource (HR) function in multinational corporations regarding global talent management (GTM). GTM is explored here from two perspectives: increasing global competition for talent, and new forms of international mobility. The first considers the mechanisms of GTM, and the second, individual willingness to be mobile, especially in emerging markets, and the organizational capability needed to manage this talent. New corporate HR roles are identified which show how these issues might be addressed. We then advance our understanding of GTM theory and practice by considering the major future challenges facing corporate HR.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)161-168
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of World Business
Volume45
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 1 2010

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Human resources
Global talent management
Multinational corporations
Management theory
International mobility
Management practices
Human Resources roles
Willingness
Global competition
Organizational capabilities
Emerging markets

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Business and International Management
  • Finance
  • Marketing

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Farndale, Elaine ; Scullion, Hugh ; Sparrow, Paul. / The role of the corporate HR function in global talent management. In: Journal of World Business. 2010 ; Vol. 45, No. 2. pp. 161-168.
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