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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
Volume49
Number of pages11
Pages (from-to)204-214
<mark>State</mark>Published
<mark>Original language</mark>English

Abstract

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.