Managing talent across advanced and emerging economies: HR issues and challenges in a Sino-German strategic collaboration

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10034/582226
Title:
Managing talent across advanced and emerging economies: HR issues and challenges in a Sino-German strategic collaboration
Authors:
Stokes, Peter; Liu, Yipeng; Smith, Simon M.; Leidner, Sarah; Moore, Neil; Rowland, Caroline A.
Abstract:
The HR practices involved in global talent management continue to advance and evolve. A majority of talent management commentary is from multinational corporation (MNC) perspectives. However, the less commented small-to-medium sized enterprise (SME) also confronts challenges grounded in economic (i.e. resources, finance), organisational (i.e. size, scope and structure) and consequent behavioral rationales (i.e. mindsets and stances). This paper establishes and examines a number of propositions which consider how these factors impact on an advanced economy SME’s talent management in emerging economy collaborations. An interpretive qualitative methodology is employed using interviews conducted within two cases – SME and an MNC comparator case. The SME case is used as the driving force of the paper and its theoretical focus and findings. The MNC is used to develop issues as a comparator case. The findings show SME economic and organisational drivers producing behavioral dynamics in relation to mimesis of planned actions yet informal serendipitous responses in reality; a predilection for the proximate and familiar; design configurations of short-term expatriate visits and inpatriates; cumulating in on-going inpatriate acculturisation and re-acculturation oscillation. Consequently, the implication is that the SME needs a HR practices encompassing resignation to the situation, flexibility and resilience in order to survive and progress.
Affiliation:
University of Chester, University of Birmingham; University of Southampton;
Citation:
Stokes, P., Liu, Y., Smith, S., Leidner, S., Moore, N., & Rowland, C. (2015). Managing talent across advanced and emerging economies: HR issues and challenges in a Sino-German strategic collaboration. The International Journal of Human Resource Management, 1-29. doi: 10.1080/09585192.2015.1074090.
Publisher:
Taylor and Francis
Journal:
International Journal of Human Resource Management
Publication Date:
19-Oct-2015
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10034/582226
Additional Links:
http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/09585192.2015.1074090
Type:
Article
Language:
en
Description:
This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in International Journal of Human Resource Management on 19/10/2015, available online: http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/09585192.2015.1074090.
ISSN:
10.1080/09585192.2015.1074090
Appears in Collections:
Chester Business School

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dc.contributor.authorStokes, Peteren
dc.contributor.authorLiu, Yipengen
dc.contributor.authorSmith, Simon M.en
dc.contributor.authorLeidner, Sarahen
dc.contributor.authorMoore, Neilen
dc.contributor.authorRowland, Caroline A.en
dc.date.accessioned2015-11-16T14:52:21Zen
dc.date.available2015-11-16T14:52:21Zen
dc.date.issued2015-10-19en
dc.identifier.citationStokes, P., Liu, Y., Smith, S., Leidner, S., Moore, N., & Rowland, C. (2015). Managing talent across advanced and emerging economies: HR issues and challenges in a Sino-German strategic collaboration. The International Journal of Human Resource Management, 1-29. doi: 10.1080/09585192.2015.1074090.en
dc.identifier.issn10.1080/09585192.2015.1074090en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10034/582226en
dc.descriptionThis is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in International Journal of Human Resource Management on 19/10/2015, available online: http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/09585192.2015.1074090.en
dc.description.abstractThe HR practices involved in global talent management continue to advance and evolve. A majority of talent management commentary is from multinational corporation (MNC) perspectives. However, the less commented small-to-medium sized enterprise (SME) also confronts challenges grounded in economic (i.e. resources, finance), organisational (i.e. size, scope and structure) and consequent behavioral rationales (i.e. mindsets and stances). This paper establishes and examines a number of propositions which consider how these factors impact on an advanced economy SME’s talent management in emerging economy collaborations. An interpretive qualitative methodology is employed using interviews conducted within two cases – SME and an MNC comparator case. The SME case is used as the driving force of the paper and its theoretical focus and findings. The MNC is used to develop issues as a comparator case. The findings show SME economic and organisational drivers producing behavioral dynamics in relation to mimesis of planned actions yet informal serendipitous responses in reality; a predilection for the proximate and familiar; design configurations of short-term expatriate visits and inpatriates; cumulating in on-going inpatriate acculturisation and re-acculturation oscillation. Consequently, the implication is that the SME needs a HR practices encompassing resignation to the situation, flexibility and resilience in order to survive and progress.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherTaylor and Francisen
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/09585192.2015.1074090en
dc.subjectTalent managementen
dc.subjectHRMen
dc.titleManaging talent across advanced and emerging economies: HR issues and challenges in a Sino-German strategic collaborationen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity of Chester, University of Birmingham; University of Southampton;en
dc.identifier.journalInternational Journal of Human Resource Managementen
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