The Global Leadership Challenge: Talent Management in Multinational Corporations

Posted on 27/02/15.

This was a large-scale consortium research project involving comparative analyses of what different leading Nordic multinationals are doing in talent and HR management, how, why, and the effects on various outcomes at the individual and subsidiary level. The project entailed multi-level and multi-stakeholder data collection amongst 930 managers and professionals within 123 subsidiaries belonging to 12 Nordic MNCs. In addition, qualitative case studies were carried out in 14 subsidiaries involving site visits and nearly 100 in-depth interviews.

2008-2011, TEKES and Academy of Finland

Project members: Adam Smale, Jennie Sumelius, Ingmar Björkman & Kristiina Mäkelä (Aalto), & Mats Ehrnrooth (Hanken)

Partners/participating organisations: DNV, Fazer, Fortum, Gambro, Kemira, Kone, Konecranes, Metso, NSN, Outotec, Wilhelmsen, Yara

Project Leader: For more information about the project or possibilities for future collaboration, please contact Adam Smale

Research Group: Human Resource Management

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