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Talent management in a microeconomy

Talent management in a microeconomy

Title: Talent management in a microeconomy
Author: Gudmundsdottir, Svala   orcid.org/0000-0002-8331-2055
Aðalsteinsson, Gylfi Dalmann
Helgudóttir, Jessica
Date: 2017
Language: English
Scope: 169-175
University/Institute: Háskóli Íslands
University of Iceland
School: Félagsvísindasvið (HÍ)
School of Social Sciences (UI)
Department: Viðskiptafræðideild (HÍ)
Faculty of Business Administration (UI)
Series: International Journal of Organizational Leadership;6(2)
ISSN: 2345-6744
DOI: 10.19236/IJOL.2017.02.02
Subject: Talent Management; Human Resource Management; Hæfileikastjórnun; Mannauðsstjórnun; Eigindlegar rannsóknir
URI: https://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11815/354

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Svala Guðmundsdóttir, Gylfi Dalmann Aðalsteinsson, Jessica Helgudóttir. (2017). Talent management in a microeconomy. International Journal of Organizational Leadership, 6(2), 169-175. doi:10.19236/IJOL.2017.02.02


In recent years, there has been a growing interest in talent management, but there is still considerable debate with regard to understanding of the meaning of talent. While talent management has been criticized for the lack of conceptual and intellectual foundation, this paper aimed at exploring the systematic approaches to talent management in Icelandic organizations. A qualitative study was performed and interviews were conducted with 10 human resources managers. The results indicated that there were positive attitudes towards the talent management. Also, the interviewees described talent management as a rather new phenomenon within Icelandic companies. Talent management was defined by the managers as a powerful tool to monitor, attract, and develop their employees’ skills and retain new talent.


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