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Balancing individual and organizational needs in global talent management: a mutual-benefits perspective

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<mark>Journal publication date</mark>2014
<mark>Journal</mark>Journal of World Business
Issue number2
Number of pages11
Pages (from-to)204-214
Publication statusPublished
Original languageEnglish


Drawing from the talent management and global mobility literatures, there is simultaneous pressure to address both organizational goals to place talent internationally, and individual goals of self-initiated expatriation. This raises important questions for the future of global talent management (GTM): how might individual and organizational goals be balanced to the mutual benefit of both parties? Qualitative data from pilot studies in multinational corporations demonstrate a largely financially-driven balancing act between self-initiated and organization-assigned expatriate assignments. Building primarily from psychological contract theory, this study builds propositions for future research, and explores the implications for global talent management practice.