Scholars discuss the topic of talent management innovation at SCUT
time: 2017-12-11

The Conference on Talent Management and Innovation in a Dynamic Environment was held on 2-3 December 2017 at South China University of Technology School of Business Administration. More than 200 experts and scholars from domestic universities and research institutions attended the event.

Professor Long Lirong from School of Management Huazhong University of Technology and Professor Shi Junqi from Lingnan (University) College Sun Yat-sen University gave lectures to share their experience of management research and publishing high standard papers. Taking his own career path as an example, Professor Long presented the tortuous course of a local scholar becoming a guru.  He summarized his research pathway into three stages: survival, development and then undertaking, and pointed out that to conduct academic research, we must learn to tell the story of China, be always on the road and never stop learning. Professor Shi explained how to produce a good research paper from the aspects of topic selection, creativity and contribution, and emphasized the priority of theory in all kind of research.

In the parallel academic sessions, scholars discussed such themes as the human resources management system and practices, the balance between work and family, the psychological and behavioral research in human resources management, and the leader behavior and leadership. Attendees expressed actively their opinions. The room exuded an enthusiastic energy for sharing and debating.

The conference was co-sponsored by School of Business Administration South China University of Technology, College of Economics and Management South China Agricultural University, School of Economics and Management South China Normal University, College of Management Shenzhen University and the Research Association for Talent Development and Management of Guangdong Province. It provided valuable suggestions for improving the overall talent management level in China, strengthening the academic exchange between research and practice, and promoting the innovation and transformation in talent management.