Managing and mobilising talent in Malaysia: issues, challenges and policy implications for Malaysian universities

Norzaini Azman, and Morshidi Sirat, and Vincent Pang, (2016) Managing and mobilising talent in Malaysia: issues, challenges and policy implications for Malaysian universities. Journal of Higher Education Policy and Management, 38 (3). pp. 316-332. ISSN 1360080X

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Official URL: Http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/1360080X.2016.1174406

Abstract

The future of Malaysia as a high-income and competitive nation largely depends on its pool of highly skilled human capital. Hence, the issue of human capital development has taken centre stage in numerous reform agendas of Malaysia. This paper seeks to provide examples of policy initiatives aimed at facilitating the management of highly educated talent in Malaysia. It subsequently considers the role of higher education institutions, particularly the universities, as attractors, educators and retainers of intellectuals, in shaping talent. In conclusion, we argue that more significant underlying shortcomings of talent development are derived from the still transitional nature of the reforms and incomplete structural changes occurring in the national system, and that a change in mindset is the first necessary step towards nurturing and developing a human resource talent pool. © 2016 Association for Tertiary Education Management and the LH Martin Institute for Tertiary Education Leadership and Management.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Academic talent; knowledge-based economy; Malaysia; mobility; research capacity; talent development
Subjects:L Education > L Education (General)
Divisions:SCHOOL > School of Education and Social Development
ID Code:13673
Deposited By:IR Admin
Deposited On:03 Aug 2016 14:15
Last Modified:03 Aug 2016 14:15

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