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CHAIRPERSONS (in alphabetical order)

Professor David Collings
Dublin City University, Ireland

David Collings is Professor of HRM and Associate Dean for Research at Dublin City University Business School in Ireland. He previously held faculty positions at the University of Sheffield and National University of Ireland, Galway and visiting positions at King’s College London, Nanyang Business School in Singapore and Cornell University as a Fulbright Scholar. In 2020 he will be James M. Flaherty Visiting Professor at Simon Fraser University, Canada.  He is a leading international expert on talent management, global mobility and the future of work. He has been named as one of the most influential thinkers in the field of HR years by HR Magazine on four occasions. He has published numerous papers in leading international outlets and eleven books and his work is regularly cited in media and other outlets. He is former Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of World Business, Human Resource Management Journal and the Irish Journal of Management and sits on the editorial boards of multiple journals including Academy of Management Review, Journal of Management and Journal of Management Studies. He is the 2020 Program Chair of the HR Division of the Academy of Management.


Professor Anthony McDonnell,
Cork University Business School, Ireland (local host)

Anthony McDonnell (BBS, MCIPD, PhD) is Full Professor of Human Resource Management and Head of the Department of Management and Marketing at the Cork University Business School (CUBS), UCC. Prior to joining UCC, he was Head of the Management Group and Reader in Management at Queen's University Belfast, and has also held appointments at the University of South Australia and University of Newcastle (Australia). Anthony's research expertise and interests reside in the areas of talent management and international human resource management. His research has been funded by the Australian and Irish Research Councils and Ireland Canada University Foundation. He has an extensive publication record in the leading international journals including the Journal of World Business, Human Resource Management (US), Human Relations, Industrial and Labor Relations Review, International Journal of Human Resource Management, Management International Review and Human Resource Management Journal. Anthony is also Editor-in-Chief of Human Resource Management Journal, sits on the Editorial Advisory Boards of 5 journals, is an Adjunct Senior Research Fellow at the University of South Australia, and is Vice-Chair of the Irish Academy of Management.

Twitter: @amcdonnell_hrm 

Professor Hugh Scullion,
Hull University, UK

Hugh Scullion is a professor in  International HRM at Hull University, and previously worked at Warwick, Newcastle, Nottingham and Strathclyde Universities. His  international research reputation in International HRM and Global Talent Management is evidenced by publications in  leading  journals ( e.g the Academy of Management Journal, Journal of World Business and Human Resource Management Journal), publication of leading books in the field and over 8,550 citations reflecting the influence of his work  He is editorial board member of six leading journals and is known for developing strong  research collaboration with leading institutes in India (Indian Institute of Management)  and the CEE supported by  research grants from the Global Challenges Research Fund. He is co- chair of the EIASM Talent Management Workshop.

He has consulted widely  in Europe ( e.g  Rolls Royce, Sun Microsoft, Boots plc and East Riding of Yorkshire Council ) and in Asia ( e.g  Telecom Malaysia and National Productivity Board of Singapore ). He is founder and chair of the Humberside HR Directors Group and advises organisations on strategic HR issues.


Professor Vlad Vaiman  
California Lutheran University, U.S.A. 
(Coordinating Chairperson)

Vlad Vaiman is Professor and the Associate Dean at the School of Management of California Lutheran University and a visiting professor at several premier universities around the globe.  Dr. Vaiman is widely regarded as one of the leading international scholars in the field of talent management. He has published five very successful books on managing talent in organizations and at country level, as well as a number of academic and practitioner-oriented articles and book chapters on talent management and International HRM.  His work appeared in Academy of Management Learning and Education, Human Resource Management, International Journal of Human Resource Management, Human Resource Management Review, Journal of Business Ethics, and many others.  He is also a founding editor and currently the Chief Editorial Consultant of European Journal of International Management, and the editorial board member of several prestigious academic journals, such as European Management Review, Journal of Global Mobility, Human Resource Management Review, Journal of Knowledge Management, among others.  Dr. Vaiman is a co-founder, organizer, and a leading chair of the EIASM Workshop on Talent Management.  

Personal webpage: https://www.callutheran.edu/faculty/profile.html?id=vvaiman



Professor Nicky Dries

Nicky Dries is a Research Professor at the KU Leuven, Faculty of Economics and Business, Belgium and a Research Fellow at Vlerick Business School. She is a previous Fulbright scholar at Boston University School of Management. Nicky’s primary research interests are employee talent, potential, and success—and more broadly, the interplay of organizational-strategic and individual-psychological factors in shaping careers. Her research has been published in international journals in the areas of career management, human resource management, and industrial-organizational psychology. She is an Associate Editor at Applied Psychology: An International Review, and is on the editorial boards of Journal of Vocational Behavior (JVB), Journal of World Business (JWB), Human Resource Management Journal and European Journal of Work and Organizational Psychology (EJWOP). In 2016, Nicky was selected to be featured on AcademiaNet, the European database of leading women in science.




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.


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:

  • 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
  • Talent: buy vs. build vs. borrow
  • The nature and operation of talent pools
  • Talent management and career development
  • Talent management and ethics
  • Talent management in SMEs
  • Talent management in not-for-profit organizations (e.g., volunteer organizations)
  • Talent management in grassroot organizations
  • Corporate Social Responsibility and talent management
  • Talent Management in the emerging markets
  • Diversity and talent management
  • Employer branding in talent management
  • Knowledge management and talent management
  • Talent management and leadership
  • Talent management and innovation

To present a paper at the workshop, authors should submit

a 3 page abstract by 

May 15, 2021

Please click HERE to submit

To be accepted, proposals MUST be submitted only through this web site!!

All submissions must be in English.



The workshop will take place in the premises of the

Centre for Executive Education,
Cork University Business School,

University College Cork,
1 Lapps Quay,
Cork City, T12 VF82


The following hotels are within 2 minutes walk of the conference location which is right in the centre of Cork City :

1) Maldron Hotel, South Mall - Cork

2) Imperial Hotel, South Mall, Cork

3) Clayton Hotel, Lapps Quay, Cork

4) Jurys Inn, Anderson’s Quay, Cork



(more details will be posted soon)


Graziella Michelante - EIASM Conference Manager
EIASM - Passage du Nord 19 - 1000 Brussels - BELGIUM
Tel: +32 2 226 66 62 - Email: michelante@eiasm.be