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At EIASM, the necessary actions and precautions are being taken to ensure a safe environment for our activities, faculty and participants.

Consequently, we have decided to postpone the face-to-face 2020 Workshop on Talent Management to 2021 because of the coronavirus pandemic and instead offer a

virtual program this year 


Following on from the eight previous highly successful Workshops on Talent Management that were held in Brussels in 2012 and 2013, Berlin in 2014, Valencia in 2015, Copenhagen in 2016, Barcelona in 2017, Helsinki in 2018, and Toulouse in 2019, this workshop is intended to continue providing a forum for academic debate on the rapidly growing field of talent management.

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.  In these past 8 years we have been able to build a strong global community of scholars and practitioners working in the area of talent management, and we recognize the need to maintain our community of researchers (faculty and PhD students) and practitioners, as we navigate the COVID-19 crisis.  We have also established an enviable reputation for supporting early career academics and Ph.D. students, and we recognize the particular damage to the development of these groups that would be brought by canceling the 2020 event.

As a result, the TM Workshop chairs, Professors Vlad Vaiman (Lead chair), David CollingsHugh Scullion, and Anthony McDonnell are organizing a virtual 3-hour event on October 5 followed by a 90 minute session exclusively for PhD students.

The MAIN SESSION (3 hours) will include the following:

  • Opening remarks
  • Keynote speech (Leading TM speaker to be announced)
  • Panel Discussion
  • Questions and Answers
  • Feedback from the participants
  • Wrap up led by the chairs

Special PhD Session (90 minutes)

  • Online presentation of student papers
  • Discussion of papers in break-out groups (coordinated by one of the chairs)
  • Feedback provided by one of the Chairs to support paper development and publication
  • Feedback from the participants
  • Wrap up led by one of the chairs

There would be roundtable discussions on each of the accepted papers with the other PhDs and feedback from experienced scholars and Chairs. 

The submission deadline is now over. 



These initiatives reflect our commitment to maintain both momentum and continuity for our Talent Management community and opportunities for our virtual attendees to update their knowledge and networks until we can meet again in 2021.  



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



Rebecca Kehoe is an Associate Professor of Human Resource Studies in the ILR School at Cornell University. Her scholarship examines the interplay of human capital with the broader social and organizational contexts in which it is developed and employed. Her recent areas of focus have included star performers, alignment of HR systems and business strategy, and process-based perspectives of HR system design and implementation. Her research has appeared in Academy of Management Journal, Strategic Management Journal, Journal of Applied Psychology, Journal of Management, Personnel Psychology, and ILR Review. She has served as a representative-at-large and on the leadership track for the Strategic Human Capital Interest Group within Strategic Management Society and on the executive committee – and most recently, on the officer team (beginning August 2020) – for the HR Division of the Academy of Management. She is currently an Associate Editor at Personnel Psychology.

She holds a Ph.D., M.S., and B.S. from Cornell University. Prior to joining the faculty of the ILR School, she served on the faculty of Rutgers University.



For participants affiliated with an institution that is member or associate member of the EIASM's
Academic Council
90,75 € (including 15,75 € VAT)
For participants coming from another academic institution 121,00 € (including 21,00 € VAT)

Cancellations made before September 15, 2020 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