Macro Talent Management in Denmark: The Origins of Danish Talent Paradox

Dana Minbaeva, Torben Andersen, Nikolaj Lubanski, Steen Erik Navrbjerg, Ronja Marie Torfing

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This chapter introduces the peculiarities of macro talent management in Denmark. According to the 2017 Global Talent Competitiveness Index, Denmark excels in its ability to enable and grow talent internally. However, at the same time other characteristics of the Danish macro environment make it difficult for companies to attract and retain talent. This gives rise to what we label the Danish talent paradox: although Danish companies and society in general consider talent growth a top priority, this does not translate into a strong ability to attract and retain talent, especially global talent.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMacro Talent Management : A Global Perspective on Managing Talent in Developed Markets
EditorsVlad Vaiman, Paul Sparrow, Randall S. Schuler
Number of pages16
Place of PublicationNew York
Publication date2019
ISBN (Print)9781138712409, 9781138712386
ISBN (Electronic)9781315200200
Publication statusPublished - 2019
SeriesRoutledge Global Human Resource Management

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