Talent management in the public sector: empirical evidence from the Emerging Economy of Dubai

Darwish, Tamer K ORCID: 0000-0003-1815-9338, Al Jawal, Hessa, Scullion, Hugh and Haak-Saheem, Washika (2022) Talent management in the public sector: empirical evidence from the Emerging Economy of Dubai. International Journal of Human Resource Management, 33 (11). pp. 2256-2284. doi:10.1080/09585192.2021.2001764

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Talent Management (TM) has attracted considerable attention across the globe and the challenges of managing talent effectively and delivering on strategic agendas is increasingly recognized. Yet TM has remained underexplored in emerging markets, particularly, in the public sector context. This research aims to fill the gap by exploring TM in the public sector of the emerging economy of Dubai. 34 in-depth interviews with senior human resource (HR) managers, field visits and extensive document reviews provide insights about TM practices and policies in the public sector. Our key findings indicate that TM in the public sector in Dubai is ineffective, and fragmented. Accordingly, we offer some potentially valuable implications for theory, practice, and future research.

Item Type: Article
Article Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Talent Management; Public Sector; Dubai; Institutional Logics; Wasta; Emerging Economies
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HB Economic Theory
H Social Sciences > HF Commerce > HF5001 Business
H Social Sciences > HF Commerce > HF5001 Business > HF5549 Personnel management. Employment management
Divisions: Schools and Research Institutes > School of Business, Computing and Social Sciences
Research Priority Areas: Applied Business & Technology
Depositing User: Kate Greenaway
Date Deposited: 26 Nov 2021 09:28
Last Modified: 03 Aug 2023 08:37
URI: https://eprints.glos.ac.uk/id/eprint/10399

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