An analysis of the talent management challenges in a post-communist country: the case of Poland

Agnieszka Skuza*, Hugh Scullion, Anthony McDonnell

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Abstract

There is a dearth of empirical studies on talent management (TM) in the emerging markets, and in particular a lack of research on TM in the countries of the Central and Eastern European (CEE) region. Our empirical study in 58 organisations in Poland, a major economy in the CEE region, is one of the first studies to examine TM in this context. Our study highlights the particular nature of the TM challenges facing organisations in Poland and shows that there is little evidence to suggest that Polish practice is converging with Western models. Our paper suggests that TM is likely to challenge many traditional management practices and attitudes which continue to dominate Polish culture in the period of transition to a market economy.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)453-470
JournalInternational Journal of Human Resource Management
Volume24
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013

Keywords

  • Central and Eastern Europe
  • emerging markets
  • Poland
  • talent management
  • HUMAN-RESOURCE MANAGEMENT
  • EASTERN-EUROPE
  • BRAIN-DRAIN
  • TRANSFORMATION
  • ISSUES
  • FIRM

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