Does the 'war for talent' exist for Australian multinational corporations in China?

Menzies, Jane L. 2009, Does the 'war for talent' exist for Australian multinational corporations in China?, Deakin business review, vol. 2, no. 2, pp. 11-19.

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Title Does the 'war for talent' exist for Australian multinational corporations in China?
Author(s) Menzies, Jane L.ORCID iD for Menzies, Jane L.
Journal name Deakin business review
Volume number 2
Issue number 2
Start page 11
End page 19
Total pages 9
Publisher Deakin University
Place of publication Burwood, Victoria
Publication date 2009-12
ISSN 1835-0615
Summary This paper reports on skills shortages, recruitment and retention issues that Australian multinational corporations (MNCs) based in China face when staffing their foreign operations, with both managerial and non-managerial staff. A qualitative research methodology was used, investigating 20 organisations as case studies. It was found that Australian MNCs experienced a 'war for talent' in their Chinese operations. This meant that it was difficult for them to find and retain skilled staff. For managerial positions, Australian MNCs used an ethnocentric staffing model; however, they had issues recruiting willing expatriate managerial staff for China. It is recommended that Australian MNCs implement enhanced talen-management programs to recruit and retain the skills and talent they need for the Chinese market.
Language eng
Field of Research 150308 International Business
Socio Economic Objective 910402 Management
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Copyright notice ©2009, Deakin University
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