A qualitative research to explore practices that are utilised for managing talent development in the higher education environment: a case study in six Australian universities

Mohammed, Atheer Abdullah and Hafeez-Baig, Abdul and Gururajan, Raj (2019) A qualitative research to explore practices that are utilised for managing talent development in the higher education environment: a case study in six Australian universities. Journal of Industry-University Collaboration, 1 (1). pp. 24-37. ISSN 2631-357X

Abstract

Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to investigate generated themes associated with talent development in the Australian higher education sector. This is because there are pragmatic advantages for universities that are focused on developing talents. For example, talent is a primary source of competitive advantage for educational institutions. Design/methodology/approach – This study depends on the individual interview method as the main tool for data collection. The sample consisted of six participants who are talented. High-level individual interviews were transcribed and thematically analysed using NVivo 11. Findings – Individual interviews have identified four key themes of talent development: performance management, coaching talent, leadership development and talent acquisition. Research limitations – This study only targeted one country (Australia), and one sector (higher education). Hence, the generalisability of these results is limited to the Australian university sector in Queensland. Practical implications – This study collects rich and original qualitative data regarding talent development in the higher education domain. Therefore, for instance, the research findings validate what was already found but are significant because practical data rather than theoretical were gathered through a discussion with experts in talent management. This study has a high quality because of strengthening the effect of an in-depth case study. Originality/value – The study offers a value added to talent management theory through investigating themes of talent development for the higher education sector. This would assist researchers in this field to provide a deeper understanding and develop a theoretical foundation for their further studies. This implication is unique to the advancement of talent management theory.


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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Published version cannot be displayed due to copyright restrictions.
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts - School of Management and Enterprise
Date Deposited: 13 Jun 2019 03:12
Last Modified: 01 Jul 2019 06:29
Uncontrolled Keywords: individual interviews, performance management, coaching talent, leadership development, talent acquisition, higher education
Fields of Research : 15 Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services > 1503 Business and Management > 150305 Human Resources Management
Socio-Economic Objective: E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970115 Expanding Knowledge in Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services
Identification Number or DOI: 10.1108/JIUC-02-2019-003
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/36292

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