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

Norzaini Azman, Morshidi Sirat, Vincent Pang

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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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)316-332
Number of pages17
JournalJournal of Higher Education Policy and Management
Volume38
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 3 May 2016

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Keywords

  • Academic talent
  • knowledge-based economy
  • Malaysia
  • mobility
  • research capacity
  • talent development

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  • Education
  • Public Administration

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Managing and mobilising talent in Malaysia : issues, challenges and policy implications for Malaysian universities. / Azman, Norzaini; Sirat, Morshidi; Pang, Vincent.

In: Journal of Higher Education Policy and Management, Vol. 38, No. 3, 03.05.2016, p. 316-332.

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