EGOS 2016: Power, talent and organization

Fri, 08 Jul 2016 08:00:00 BST

Stephen Swailes

Professor Stephen Swailes


Professor Stephen Swailes, together with Dr John Lever, presented a paper at EGOS 2016 on power, talent and organization on 8 July 2016.

This paper applies an historical perspective to talent management and by drawing analogies to the court of the Sun King Louis XIV, we show how talent management can be interpreted as an activity that maintains order via the creation of differences, distinctions and differentiation.  We show how the work of Norbert Elias provides important insights into the origins of institutionalized forms of elitist and subjective talent management.

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