Entrepreneurship and Talent Management from a Global Perspective

Entrepreneurship and Talent Management from a Global Perspective

Global Returnees

New Horizons in Management series

Edited by Huiyao Wang and Yipeng Liu

Talent has become the most important resource for organizations across a wide range of sectors throughout the world including business, non-profit, and government. These organizations are now engaged in an increasingly fierce competition to acquire the best talent as they seek to gain the upper hand in today’s fast changing environment. By combining the body of knowledge on entrepreneurship and talent management from a global perspective, this book provides a synthesized understanding of entrepreneurial mobility and talent management in the entrepreneurship and innovation ecosystem.

Chapter 1: China’s return migration and its impact on Chinese development

Mabel Lu Miao

Subjects: business and management, entrepreneurship, human resource management


China’s new talent strategy has received growing and considerable attention from the scholarly community, practitioners and policymakers. Talent plays an important role in modernizing China in various key aspects. Unfortunately, amid the current global talent mobility wave, comprehensive understanding of talent management and its impact on China’s socioeconomic development and exchanges with the rest of the world remains limited. To address this gap, we provide an overview of China’s return migration and articulate its implications for contemporary Chinese society by presenting recent empirical evidence bearing on this issue. In so doing, we reveal the driving forces for Chinese returnees, from both the macro-level perspective by applying the push and pull theoretical lens, and from the micro-level perspective by identifying the role of social capital and improving career prospects in emerging economies like China.