School of Business and Management

Zinabu Shaibu

 Zinabu Shaibu


Tel: +44 (0)20 7882 xxxx
Location: Mile End, Bancroft Building, Room 4.23

1st Supervisor: Professor Ahu Tatli
2nd Supervisor: Dr Mustafa B. Ozturk

Project Title:

"An investigation of Talent Management (TM) in the Public Sector of Ghana’s Scholarship Awarding Institutions: Ministry of Education Scholarship Secretariat, Ministry of Energy and the Ghana Education Trust Fund (GETFund)."

Project Description

International companies operating in Africa continuously seek to appoint talented individuals to key roles, a situation that has resulted in increased global mobility and led to organisations finding ways to create, design and manage their human capital to fill the roles. Talent Management is acknowledged as a key component of an organisation’s human capital system. Yet, there is limited research on it in developing and emerging economies in Africa such as Ghana. As a corollary limited evidence of utilisation of human resource practices, public sector organisations do not appear to have the adequate knowledge needed to develop and leverage the productive capacity of their workforces. If they did, currently, there is only marginal evidence to performance as outcomes do not appear to support a view that appropriate Talent Management practices are being applied.

This research is focused on Talent Management within public sector context and considers stakeholders within and outside the researched institutions; thus, the results are assessed in two folds: staff (employees) and society (beneficiaries or scholarship awardees). The work helps understand and explain Talent Management issues in Ghana’s public sector while contributing to the building of a broader impact of Talent Management in the researched institutions and their interrelated actors.

The study is considered appropriate area of research to help underscore the underlying factors militating against Talent Management and assist government departments and agencies in efficient dealing with TM issues.