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20June 2019 at 02:00 p.m.
ESCP – Campus République – Room 4310

Dana ABEUOVA, PhD candidate in the PhD programme ESCP EuropeDana ABEUOVA, PhD candidate in the PhD programme ESCP, will publicly defend her PhD thesis in Management Sciences.
Thesis Title:
Talent attraction, development and retention in global environment and local entrepreneurial contexts.





  • Prof. Michael MORLEY,
    Kemmy Business School, University of Limerick
  • Prof. Paul SPARROW,
    Professor Emeritus, Lancaster University Management School


  • Prof. Florent NOEL,
    Professeur des Universités, Université Paris 1 Panthéon Sorbonne


Talent plays one of the key roles in organizational performance, and strong talent management results in sustained competitive advantage and rapid economic growth. The quest for most talented employees has escaped the organizational boundaries and has expanded into the global arena.

As talents became more internationally mobile, countries and nations have entered the competition for global talent. Thus, the questions of attracting, developing and retaining those talents have gained worldwide importance. Current literature emphasizes the need to study the talent management at the macro level. Talent management research has been criticized for the lack of theoretical frameworks and its skewed emphasis on multinational companies.

This doctoral dissertation aims to bridge this gap by studying talent interventions at different levels while looking through the theoretical lenses of cognitive evaluation theory and organizational identity theory at the global and local contextual settings.

The first article of the three-part research series takes a macro perspective and explores governmentally sponsored international talent development initiative and its impact on talent careers and their retention.

The second article has an organizational focus and discusses talent development and talent retention in a local entrepreneurial setting of a business accelerator. Finally, the third article considers organizational and individual levels and studies the implications of governmentally.

Finally, the third article considers organizational and individual levels and studies the implications of governmentally supported visa program on attraction and retention of international talent in tech startups.


Organiser: ESCP - Campus Paris

Paris - France



Start date: 20/06/2019

Start time: 2:00 PM

End time: 4:00 PM