Talent management process in Asia: A multiple case study

Jessica Li, Amir Hedayati-mehdiabadi, Jeonghwan Choi, Feng Wu, Allison Bell

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The purpose of this study is to examine talent management process in a region that has been influenced by Eastern culture.

This research is a multiple case study of six MNCs in Asia. Cross-cases analysis was used to reveal differences and similarities. The data were collected through phone interviews with HR managers and written communications as well as organizations’ websites.

The studied companies were dealing with several challenges regarding talent management process, including challenges of attracting and retaining talent, tension between subsidiaries and headquarters, tension between high potentials and non-high potentials and tension between generations. These companies’ strategies for addressing these challenges were also identified and discussed.

This paper revealed talent management orientation, the approach toward and definition of talent and context-specific issues regarding talent management of the selected companies in a region in which this topic has not been sufficiently studied in the past.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)499-516
Number of pages18
JournalEuropean Journal of Training and Development
Issue number7/8
StatePublished - Sep 3 2018


  • Asia
  • Human resource development
  • Human resource management
  • Retaining talent
  • Talent
  • Talent development
  • Talent management
  • Talent retention

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Organizational Behavior and Human Resource Management


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