How Small Nations Fare in the Glabal War on Talnt

The Case of Denmark

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    In light of the looming shortage of skilled professionals, companies are increasingly eager to recruit highly educated and competent employees, regardless of country of origin and nationality, in order to remain globally competitive. This paper seeks to shed light on how nations compete for the same talent pool by presenting the findings of two related studies on whether (a) Chinese students who are studying in Denmark choose to return to work in China; and (b) Danish students in Denmark are willing to work for Chinese companies in Denmark and/or China. Despite its population of 1.3 billion, China has a critical shortage of managerial talent. The vast majority of Chinese students in Denmark do not plan to remain in Denmark upon completion of their education, while many Danish students are receptive to working for Chinese companies, albeit more so in Denmark than in China. The findings of this study have implications on the plight of smaller nations, such as Denmark, in attracting and retaining human talent. These findings also have implications for small-sized companies in their competition with large firms for human talent.
    Original languageEnglish
    JournalJournal of Small Business Strategy
    Volume19
    Issue number1
    Number of pages14
    ISSN1081-8510
    Publication statusPublished - 2008

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    How Small Nations Fare in the Glabal War on Talnt : The Case of Denmark. / Tung, Rosalie; Worm, Verner; Petersen, Susan Aagaard .

    In: Journal of Small Business Strategy, Vol. 19, No. 1, 2008.

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