Chapter 13: The role of disruptive technologies in talent management in Nordic multinational enterprises
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In parallel with business developments, the scholarly conversation on the role of disruptive technologies in human resource management (HRM) in general, and talent management (TM) in particular, has been gaining more momentum. In this chapter, we move this scholarly discovery towards empirical exploration of the more all-encompassing expansions of technology, and the longer-term, bigger-picture implications of technological advancement on TM and the TM function. By blending the latest academic discourse on TM and the theorization of technology, we explore the formative role of disruptive technologies in TM. In this chapter, we share the results of our qualitative study of leadership professionals working in 36 Nordic multinational enterprises (MNEs) that vary in terms of sector, size and number of countries of operation. We advance the academic understanding of the role of disruptive technologies in TM and specify how technological advancement shapes TM systems. We also develop an organizational typology that offers theoretical direction for TM scholars and practical guidance for business and HR leaders on how best to utilize and adopt disruptive technologies to serve the goals of TM.

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