Call for papers: Public Sciences & Policies Special on Talent Management


Special Issue: Talent Management: From Concept to Human Resources Practices


Guest Editors:

Patrícia Jardim da Palma (ISCSP – Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal)

Paul Evans (INSEAD – Fontainebleau & Singapore)

Executive Editor: Carla Cristina Caracol (ISCSP – Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal)


As result of the competitive environment and working world changes in which organizations act, "War for Talent" has been a key concept to achieve organizational excellence, being the talent property crucial to organizational success. However, it is paradigmatic that it still lacks consistency with regard to its definition, scope and objectives, making it difficult to measure the effectiveness and efficiency of their management practices, even if defined as strategic.

This special edition of Public Sciences & Policies aims to leverage the knowledge in this central domain to Academy and organizations, contributing to its Policies, Procedures and Practices, promoting the discussion about their identification, development and retention, particularly, but not limited, to the mentioned research lines:

  • Talent conceptualization;
  • Talent management best practices;
  • The relation between Talent Management and other People Management domains;
  • The impact of Talent Management in organizational competitiveness;
  • Talent Management metrics.

Deadline and Submission Instructions. The theme for this special issue of Public Sciences and Policies is "Talent Management: From Concept to People Management Practices", and the call will run until the 31st December 2016, and submissions should follow above standards:

• Paper must be original and unpublished;
• Should be written in Portuguese or English, being imperative the clarity and quality of the text;
• Paper may be presented as theoretical essay, literature review or empirical research;
• Paper must include an abstract in Portuguese and English, in maximum 150 words and four keywords;
• Papers cannot exceed 7500 words (including Abstract, Figures, Tables, References and Appendices) in Times New Roman, size 12, with line spacing of 1.5 cm;
• References should follow American Psychological Association rules (APA);
• Documents should be sent in Word format, without identification of authors and their affiliations;
• It should also be sent, in attached, biographical note and affiliation of the authors.

The papers will be submitted to a double blind peer-review process, and the results will be announced by February 2017.


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