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Incorporating the macro view in global talent management

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<mark>Journal publication date</mark>09/2015
<mark>Journal</mark>Human Resource Management Review
Issue number3
Volume25
Number of pages13
Pages (from-to)236-248
Publication statusPublished
Early online date8/05/15
Original languageEnglish

Abstract

We argue that the present scope of global talent management (GTM) is limited by its focus upon individuals and organizations, that leaves country effects and influences, as witnessed in the form of talent mobility, and respective governments' direct involvement in attracting and developing national talent, unaddressed. We present a conceptual framework for macro global talent management (MGTM), which incorporates a macro view and supports interdisciplinary research. The framework draws our attention to the macro context in which GTM occurs as well as illuminates its multiple consequences traversing levels of analysis. It also captures the essence of complexities associated with managing talent globally. We offer directions for future research and discuss implications for managers and policy makers. We conclude with some contributions, limitations and conclusions.