This case is part of a suite of teaching materials has China as an illustration of the corporate governance implications arising from the so-called war for talent and gives an insight into “how best to play the talent Game” in China, or produce elsewhere. We are committed to an interactive and rich class discussion of the problems raised by experienced practitioners from the industry by producing a variety of interesting teaching formats: an opening note four cases, an “assessment method” and … Read more »

This case is part of a suite of teaching materials has China as an illustration of the corporate governance implications arising from the so-called war for talent and gives an insight into “how best to play the talent Game” in China, or produce elsewhere. We are committed to an interactive and rich class discussion of the problems raised by experienced practitioners from the industry by producing a variety of interesting teaching formats: an opening note four cases, an “evaluation process” and a video. In particular, this case features a state-controlled listed company engaged in such business categories tires, batteries, soap, printing ink and real estate, with export sales accounted for 45% of total sales involved a horizontally diversified national champion. The company aims to increase its international presence, in particular its tire operations in “global factories” rotate while expanding its “Double Coin” brand domestic to global. The company’s CEO, Dr. Fan Xian, needs experienced managers for domestic and foreign operations, especially in the areas of general management, finance, marketing and sales. For him, the loyalty is the most important criteria when evaluating applicants. His challenge is to find loyal and competent managers and match them with the right positions in China and overseas. Objectives: to be addressed in this suite of educational materials among the critical issues in talent management, the following are the most crucial for the learning of students: Since sizing potential candidate is the first and most important step of talent management, what properties should a business man looking to meet the competency requirements to prepare for today and for the future? What would be some creative and workable method to source, attract, develop and retain management talent?
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William A. Fischer,
Rebecca Chung
Source: IMD
3 pages.
Release Date: 11 February 2008. Prod #: IMD343-PDF-ENG
The War for Talent Management in China: Shanghai Tyre & Rubber Co. Ltd. HBR case solution

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