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Author Adamsen, Billy, 1963-
Title Demystifying talent management : a critical approach to the realities of talent / Billy Adamsen.
Imprint Houndmills, Basingstoke Hampshire ; New York, NY : Palgrave Macmillan, 2016.

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Author Adamsen, Billy, 1963-
Subject Personnel management.
Employee selection.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Alt Name Ohio Library and Information Network.
Description 1 online resource (xi, 149 pages)
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 133-138) and index.
Contents Cover; Contents; List of Figures and Tables; Preface; Introduction: How to Read and Understand This Book; 1 The Gospel of Matthew -- The Saying about Talent and Talent Management; 2 Stories about Individuals from the Darkness; 3 The Need for Talent: The Origins of Talent Management in Business and Sports; 4 The Language of Talent; 5 It's not about Talent itself -- but about Detecting, Identifying and Selecting Talents?; 6 The Etymology of the Term 'Talent'; 7 'Talent' and 'Talent Management' as Accidental Designators or Empty Signifiers
8 The Accidental Term 'Talent' in an Anthropological Semiotic Perspective9 The Denotation and Connotation of 'Talent'; 10 Final Thoughts: The Gospel of Matthew in Contemporary Talent Management; 11 IQC Management -- the Future Term and Language for Talent Management; Epilogue -- Niels Bohr in Talent Management; Notes; References; Bibliography; Index
Summary Demystifying Talent Management questions the explanation of talent, that anyone who has 'more' has a talent, and demonstrates how the term 'talent' has become an empty signifier. The book asks if talent exists at all, and reflects on what the consequences for talent management within business and sports would be if this were the case.
Access Available to OhioLINK libraries.
Note Description based on print version record.
ISBN 9781137508676 electronic bk.
1137508671 electronic bk.
9781349558247 print
9781137508652 (hardback)
1137508655 (hardback)
OCLC # 933713579
Additional Format Print version: Adamsen, Billy, 1963- Demystifying talent management. Houndmills, Basingstoke Hampshire ; New York, NY : Palgrave Macmillan, 2015 9781137508652 (DLC) 2015023514 (OCoLC)911518490.