Talent management in China and India: A comparison of management perceptions and human resource practices

Fang Lee Cooke, Debi Singh Saini, Jue Wang

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This study investigates how the concept of talent is understood, what talent management practices are in place, and what talent-management challenges may be confronting firms in China and India through the perspectives of 178 non-HR managers. The study reveals the centrality of materialistic values in the evolving, contemporary employment relationships in the two countries. The findings shed light on the different needs of capacity-building for the HR institutions in each of the two countries, as well as the need to adopt a more particularistic (vs. a universalist) approach to conceptualizing and operationalizing talent management in the international context.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)225 - 235
Number of pages11
JournalJournal of World Business
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2014

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