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Talent Management and Global Competition for Top Talent: A Co-Opetition-Based Perspective

Amankwah-Amoah, Joseph (2020) Talent Management and Global Competition for Top Talent: A Co-Opetition-Based Perspective. Thunderbird International Business Review, 62 (4). pp. 343-352. ISSN 1096-4762. (doi:10.1002/tie.22136) (KAR id:79504)


In an age of competition for top talent, lateral hiring or personnel poaching has flourished not just between rivals, but also among allies transcending across national borders. This article integrates the literature on lateral hiring and co‐opetition to develop a “novel” perspective of the co‐opetition‐based view of lateral hiring. A conceptual framework was developed to account for conditions under co‐opetition setting in different markets. Contrary to the popular belief that poaching from rivals is more beneficial, the present research demonstrates that poaching from allies may be more beneficial in mitigating the “winner's curse.” Indeed, poaching in the collaboration domain is characterized by greater access to information about the target employee before job change. Lateral hiring from allies in foreign markets can also be more beneficial given the potentially moderate stigma attached compared with those from domestic markets. The implications for firms and strategic human resource management literature are examined.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1002/tie.22136
Uncontrolled keywords: competition, co-opetition, human capital, lateral hiring, talent management, top talent
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Divisions: Divisions > Kent Business School - Division > Department of Marketing, Entrepreneurship and International Business
Depositing User: Joseph Amankwah-Amoah
Date Deposited: 07 Jan 2020 18:55 UTC
Last Modified: 29 Mar 2022 23:00 UTC
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Amankwah-Amoah, Joseph.

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