This chapter provides a mapping of conceptual boundaries using a micro-foundational approach. It uses this mapping as a diagnostic tool to help the reader identify some of the key but under-researched issues that future research in important field must explore. The chapter begins by defining TM and reviewing the basic logic behind the arguments of micro-foundations. It illustrates that the key state-of-the-art discussions in TM are currently happening at a number of different levels. The chapter argues that discussions will benefit from explicating underlying mechanisms at the individual level. The focus on talent pools calls for a move from vacancy led recruitment toward “recruiting ahead of the curve”. Micro-foundations have been an important theme in management research and can be seen as an instance of “reductionism”. Theoretically, the HR process literature might represent a useful lens through which to explore questions in the context of TM.
|Title of host publication||The Routledge Companion to Talent Management|
|Number of pages||12|
|Place of Publication||New York|
|ISBN (Print)||9781138202146, 9781032038285|
|Publication status||Published - 2021|
|Series||Routledge Companions in Business, Management and Marketing|