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Talent Management in China

  • Fang T
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This chapter draws on various theoretical frameworks, such as labour economics, human resource management, strategic management, labour migration, and cross-cultural management, to explain the historic evolution and current state of talent management policies and practices in China, the largest transitional economy in the world. The chapter argues for a unique talent management model in which both Chinese government and Chinese culture play important roles. Although human resource management remains a support function for most companies (especially the state-owned enterprises) in China, the talent management landscape is quickly changing. Strategic considerations have been incorporated in the human resource management and talent management practices, especially among the multinational corporations and even in some large state-owned enterprises. The chapter also highlights the unique challenges being faced by Chinese managers and foreign entrepreneurs and points out future opportunities in global talent management in China and beyond.




Fang, T. (2014). Talent Management in China (pp. 141–158).

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