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Professor David Collings, Dublin City University, Ireland
Ass. Professor Eva Gallardo-Gallardo, ETSEIB - UPC, Spain (local host)
Professor Hugh Sculllion, Hull University, UK
Professor Vlad Vaiman, California Lutheran University, U.S.A. (Coordinating Chairperson)


Following on from the five previous highly successful Workshops on Talent Management that were held in Brussels in 2012 and 2013, Berlin in 2014, Valencia in 2015, and Copenhagen in 2016, this workshop is intended to continue providing a forum for academic debate on the rapidly growing field of talent management.

Talent Management has established itself as one of the key priorities for C-suite executives and HR professionals alike. However, HR professionals continue to struggle to deliver on the talent agenda. This workshop is designed to bring together leading and emerging scholars working from a range of disciplines in the area of talent management with the intention of developing theoretical and empirical work which can contribute to this rapidly emerging area of study.


To continue growing a forum for academic exchange of conceptual and empirical (qualitative or quantitative) research in the area of talent management. The workshop has a strong developmental focus and as such encourages research which may be in progress as well as completed research.


Please click HERE to download the workshop programme


We invite papers from a wide range of disciplinary traditions that explore talent management issues from both theoretical and practical perspectives, and we encourage papers which are multi-disciplinary and cross-disciplinary in nature.

We welcome empirical papers from both qualitative and quantitative traditions. We would particularly welcome papers from regions and countries which have to date been underrepresented in debates on talent management.

Topics of interest include (but are not limited to) the following:

  • The conceptual and intellectual boundaries of talent management
  • Theoretical models of talent management
  • Macro-perspectives on talent management
  • Global talent management and the role of the corporate HR function
  • Demographic trends and talent management
  • The identification and evaluation of talent
  • The nature and operation of talent pools
  • Talent management and career development
  • Talent management and ethics
  • Talent management in SME organizations
  • Talent management in not for profit organizations ( e.g., volunteer organizations)
  • Corporate Social Responsibility and talent management
  • Talent Management in the emerging markets
  • Women and talent management
  • Employer branding and talent management
  • Knowledge management and talent management
  • Talent management and leadership
  • Talent management and innovation



The ISSN number for the workshop papers


The Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC), which comprises several schools with an enduring history going back more than a century, is a public university devoted to the knowledge and practice of engineering, architecture, sciences and technology built on humanistic and social foundations.

A key aspect of the UPC is its impact on its area of influence through education, research and the transfer of research results to companies. The education it offers is of a high quality and covers bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees, as well as continuing education courses designed to foster lifelong learning and retraining.

The UPC is a leading university in transferring the knowledge it generates to companies in order to promote innovation, business start-ups and patenting. As a technical university, it plays a crucial role in the production system and contributes decisively to regional balance with campuses in Barcelona, Castelldefels, Manresa, Sant Cugat del Vallès, Terrassa and Vilanova i la Geltrú.

Beyond our country, the UPC has academic and research alliances with other universities and with companies, corporations and institutions through networks and projects, some of which are international in scope. Our degrees are designed to respond to the needs of the labour market and to train people in leadership paradigms that aspire to making our environment more sustainable and more humane. We wish to build a university that serves society, a collective project that aims for a brighter future.

The UPC in rankings:

Academic Ranking of World Universities – Shanghai Ranking (2016)

  • One of the 400 best universities in the world
  • One of the world’s top 100 universities in Engineering, Technology and Computer Sciences (by field).
  • One of the world’s top 100 universities in Electrical and Electronic Engineering (by academic subject)

QS World University Rankings by Subject (2016)

  • One of the world’s top 30 universities in Architecture and the Built Environment, top 40 in Civil and Structural Engineering and top 100 in Computer Science and Information Systems, Electrical and Electronic Engineering, and Mathematics, and the leading university in Spain in all of these subjects.

U-Ranking de las universidades españolas (2016)

  • The leading Spanish university in Innovation and Technological Development

Best Global Universities US News Rankings (2016)

  • The leading Spanish university and among the top 10 universities in Europe in the subjects Engineering and Computer Science.

Some data (2016):

31,224 students
3,015 teaching and research staff
205 research groups
21 schools
63 Bachelor’s degrees
70 Master’s degrees
49 Doctoral programs



You can get to Barcelona by plane, car, train and even by boat!

Arriving by plane:

Barcelona airport, with several terminals, is located 16 kilometres south of the city and is also known as Barcelona-El Prat. Barcelona can also be reached by transport links from other regional airports, including Girona, Reus and Lleida -Alguaire.

Barcelona – El Prat terminals T1 and T2 (A, B and C): The terminals at Barcelona Airport are organised in terms of carriers and not according to the destination or place of origin.

Connections between Barcelona and the airport:


Arriving by train:

Barcelona has direct railway links with a number of important cities, including Paris, Zurich and Milan, and the high-speed train runs to Madrid, southern and eastern Spain.

Barcelona Sants Station is the city's main railway station and most trains departing and arriving in Barcelona stop here. The station is the terminus for the High-Speed Train and many Spanish and foreign destinations, suburban rail and trains to Barcelona Airport.

Getting around the city:

Barcelona and its metropolitan area have a wide range of public transport and sightseeing transport options. So, the best way to get around Barcelona is on public transport.

Public transport such as the metro is the most convenient way of getting around Barcelona. You can choose from the different tickets type.



Please click HERE to have a desccription of the social events.



The Workshop will take place in the premises of the fabulous modernist building

Palau Macaya 

(Pg. de Sant Joan, 108 - 08037 Barcelona)


With the support of 

HOW TO REACH Palau Macaya ?
Please click HERE for details 



Please note that the period of the workshop is still the high season in Barcelona. It is recommended to book your room as soon as possible

The local organizers have negociated special rates with 3 hotels.
Note that the reservations and special rates will be maintaing until August 15th

Please click HERE to have all details. 

Here is the form to use in case you want to book your room in the Ayre Hotel Caspe
Here is the form to use in case you want to book your room in the Room Mate Carla Hotel.
Here is the form to use in case you want to book your room in the Europark Hotel.


The fees include participation to the workshop, documents, lunches, the workshop dinner and morning and afternoon refreshments.

For participants affiliated with an institution that is member or associate member of the EIASM's
Academic Council
338,80 € (including 58,80 € VAT)
For participants coming from another academic institution 423,50 € (including 73,50 € VAT)

Cancellations made before September 13, 2017 will be reimbursed minus 20% of the total fee. No reimbursement will be possible after that date.

Payments should be made by :

  • The following credit cards: Visa or Eurocard/Mastercard/Access




Ms. Graziella Michelante - EIASM Conference Manager
Tel: +32 2 226 66 62 - Fax: +32 2 512 19 29
Email: michelante@eiasm.be