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Теоретические и практические дилеммы управления талантами в организациях

The author analyses contradictions identified in the talent management literature. These contradictions are called "theoretical dilemmas". Analyzing scientific and practical literature the author distinguishes five dichotomous pairs, which often characterize talent management as an inherently contradictory phenomenon. These dichotomies raise such the fundamental
issues as: 1) innate or acquired talent, 2) inclusive or exclusive approach to a talent management system, 3) internal or external source of talents, 4) internal or external motivation of talents, 5) differentiation on the basis of strategic jobs or talents. The author suggests a new approach to overcome the dichotomies introducing the notion "loci" (single – "locus"), which allows us to consider a number of identified dilemmas that arise in discussions on the terms "talent" and "talent management", in the light of the strategic choice of the organization leaders. So, in line with the dilemmas discussed the author identifies five pairs of loci of talent management system, such as: 1) nature, 2) source, 3) selection, 4) motivation, 5) differentiation. The author concludes that attempts to make a talent management system universal and to find the only talent management system are the major sources of controversy. Indeed, the diversity of approaches to talent management is stipulated by country, cultural, and industrial, and professional characteristics. And tensions identified in the literature can be overcome by taking into account the external and internal contexts of organizations. The author suggests the further ways of development of the research.