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Why Him Not ME? Inclusive/Exclusive Talent Identification in Academic Public Context

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posted on 2022-02-08, 14:09 authored by Mohamed Mousa, Hiba MassoudHiba Massoud, Rami M. Ayoub, Ghulam Murtaza
We investigated the relevance of introducing talent identification/classifications among Egyptian public business schools, as perceived by academics, and the expected outcomes of such proposed classification system. We employed thematic analysis of data collected from interviews with 49 academics from three large business schools. Our findings revealed the following themes: no clear systems for talent management; being talent means going the extra mile in research; talent identification/classification system is irrelevant due to: academic corruption; age and religious discrimination; the unique nature of higher education work; and the fears of enforcing clashes, inequality and exclusion. We confirmed that any attempt to constitute talent classifications in the Egyptian higher education does not appear to be a prioritized need for the sector. Nevertheless, we did assert the need to manage motivational, structural, consequential and social responsibility boundaries before the need for constituting any system for talent identification and classifications.


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International Journal of Public Administration


Taylor & Francis


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Mousa, M., Massoud, H.K., Ayoubi, R.M. and Murtaza, G. (2021) 'Why Him Not ME? Inclusive/Exclusive Talent Identification in Academic Public Context', International Journal of Public Administration, pp.1-13.

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Hiba Massoud

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