Talent Management of the Western Culture MNCs in Thailand: A Grounded Theory Study


  • Yuwdi Chunthasiri


Western Culture MNCs, Talent management, Talent, A Grounded Theory


This research was conducted to study 1) the meaning of talent and talent management; 2) the process and practice of talent management; and 3) the measurement of the outcomes of talent management. This research was a qualitative research, grounded theory study.  The multinational corporations and key informants were selected using the theoretical sampling.  The data were obtained from in-depth interviews with 3 organizations and 6 key informants. The results showed that 1) the meaning of talent was divided into people perspective and business perspective. Also, the meaning of talent management was a systematic perspective on creating future leaders by engaging in talent management systems. 2) The process and practice of talent management included discovering, attracting, developing and retaining talents. 3) Measuring the outcomes of talent management included impact measurement, reaction measurement and implementation measurement. This study suggested that the meaning of talent was a guideline for developing the construction of talent indicators and building talent management system to suit contextual factors.


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