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Talent Management - praktik eller bara retorik?: En studie om vad som format revisionsbyråers arbete med Talent Management
2015 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

Human capital is an increasingly important resource for companies which are moving towards a more knowledge-oriented economy. Employees' knowledge, motivation and ability can therefore, in line with the trend, create a competitive advantage for organizations. Talent Management has evolved to meet the changing demands of the labor market and to take advantage of employees' abilities. The purpose of this study was to illustrate how three companies in a knowledge-intensive industry, the accounting profession, practice Talent Management and analyze and explain what shaped its practice. In order to fulfill the purpose the study had a deductive approach where previous theories analyzed the study's empirical information. Institutional theory has been used as a meta-theory, combined with previous studies on Talent Management and management literature. Case studies where made at three of the largest accounting firms, all of which belong to international associations. The approach was semi-structured interviews with three HR directors. The study has identified some key factors explaining what formed the accounting firms practical work on Talent Management. The results of the study shows that the three studied falls ways to work with Talent Management well coincide with how management literature describes the work. The three cases have generally a humanistic approach to Talent Management, where institutional forces have influenced how Talent Management shaped its practice.Keywords: talent management, talent, human capital accounting firms, institutional theory.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2015. , 39 p.
Keyword [en]
Social Behaviour Law
Keyword [sv]
Samhälls-, beteendevetenskap, juridik, Talent Management, talang, humankapital revisionsbyråer, institutionell teori
URN: urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-57229Local ID: dea42012-a4f2-4f1d-903c-0fbd33b23924OAI: diva2:1030616
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Student thesis, at least 15 credits
Educational program
Business Administration, bachelor's level
Validerat; 20150615 (global_studentproject_submitter)Available from: 2016-10-04 Created: 2016-10-04Bibliographically approved

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