Edited by Yipeng Liu
International talent management has become an important topic for scholarly discussion, policy debates and the business community; a core rhetoric in the domains of contemporary human resource management and people management; and a legitimate academic field evidenced by an increasingly vibrant and burgeoning literature and scholarly canon. Notably, the field has evolved significantly over the last decade. Nevertheless, we argue that talent management research still tends to lack theoretical underpinnings, especially from a multidisciplinary, interdisciplinary and comparative perspective and, moreover, through a broader geographical coverage around the globe. The aim of this handbook is to respond to this gap by assembling a rich range of leading researchers, scholars and academic thought-leaders to debate and advance the conceptualization and understanding of international talent management. Furthermore, it embraces the notion of ‘West-meets-East’ perspective by adopting a comparative approach to obtain collectively a nuanced and contextualized understanding of international talent management research. This chapter describes the structure and content of this research handbook, which consists of 15 chapters broadly categorized into three parts across several sub-domains of management and organization studies, including entrepreneurship and innovation, international business, human resource management, cross-cultural management, public management and public policy.