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The third volume in The SAGE Handbook of Industrial, Organizational and Work Psychology concentrates on the broader context of IWO psychology and the many factors influencing the adoption and implementation of IWO practices. Chapter topics include perspectives on IWO psychology around the world, organizational and societal considerations. Chapters have been arranged around 8 key themes: Part 1: Overview Part 2: Professional Context: History Part 3: Organizational Capabilities and Context Part 4: Strategic Management Part 5: Triple Bottom Line Part 6: Diversity and Cross-Cultural Issues Part 7: Stress, Safety & Health Part 8: Managing Careers and Work Life Volume III offers a comprehensive overview of the field for anyone working in or studying managerial or organizational psychology.

Talent Management
Talent Management
Maria Christina MeyersJaap Paauwe
Introduction

Talented people are ‘multipliers', who have the capacity to transform small investments made in them into disproportionally large yields (Buckingham & Coffman, 1999, p. 154). In fact, research on performance differences between employees has shown that the variability in employee output is very large, and that top performers frequently outperform other employees by ratios larger than ten to one (Cole & Cole, 1973; Ernst, Leptien, & Vitt, 2000; Gardner, 2002; Hunter, Schmidt, & Judiesch, 1990; Kelley & Caplan, 1993; Narin & Breitzman, 1995). These performance differences are particularly influential if employees occupy positions at the top of an organization (Hambrick & Mason, 1984). Research on the effectiveness of top management teams, for instance, suggests that these teams have ...

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