Managing Talent

Understanding Critical Perspectives

  • Billy Adamsen
  • Stephen Swailes

About this book


This edited collection offers a critical appreciation of talent management in contrast to the extensive literature adopting mainstream approaches to the topic. The authors explore fundamental questions in the field to better understand why managing talent seems so attractive as a management practice, the meaning of talent, and how talent is recognised in organisations. The mix of conceptual and empirical chapters in the book teases out some critical perspectives that will provoke thought and reflection among practitioners and stimulate ideas for new research topics and approaches. The diverse contributions presented in this book will undoubtedly be of use to academics, practitioners and postgraduate students of human resource management.


epistemology evolution of talent management methodology recruitment HRM

Editors and affiliations

  • Billy Adamsen
    • 1
  • Stephen Swailes
    • 2
  1. 1.Talent LabZealand Institute of Business and TechnologySlagelseDenmark
  2. 2.Huddersfield Business SchoolUniversity of HuddersfieldHuddersfieldUK

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