Title: Think talent – think male? A comparative case study analysis of gender inclusion in talent management practices in the German media industry
Authors: Festing, Marion
Kornau, Angela 
Schäfer, Lynn
Language: eng
Keywords: Diversity;Gender;Germany;Inclusion;Talent management
Issue Date: 2015
Document Type: Article
Journal / Series / Working Paper (HSU): International journal of human resource management
Volume: 26
Issue: 6
Page Start: 707
Page End: 732
This paper contributes to our knowledge on talent management (TM) by conceptually and empirically investigating the peculiarities of TM and gender inclusion in talent development in the German context, as well as by analyzing whether TM is an inclusive HRM practice with respect to gender. Thus, we add an interdisciplinary perspective to the study of TM by linking it to important findings of gender and HRM studies with a specific focus on inclusion. A conceptualization of inclusive TM is suggested, and as a result of a comprehensive literature review, we identify five TM elements (talent definition, underlying career orientation, the content of talent development programs, the TM approach, and the talent selection process) which – depending on their design and characteristics – have an impact on the degree of gender bias and the discriminatory risk of TM. Respective propositions are suggested, and based on a qualitative comparative case study analysis, this paper provides empirical evidence from the German media industry, which shows important differences between cases in the identified TM elements and indicators concerning the gender inclusion of TM practices.
Organization Units (connected with the publication): Personalpolitik 
ISSN: 09585192
Publisher DOI: 10.1080/09585192.2014.934895
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