Kevin Groves, PhD, assistant professor of organizational theory and management at the Graziadio School of Business and Management, makes a case for why talent management matters now more than ever. Based on his research, he offers a model for talent management best practices and the implications of his findings for organizations. This presentation was given at the 2010 Applied Research Symposium, sponsored by the Center for Applied Research at Pepperdine University. The symposium was themed “Creating Value After a Down Economy.”
Dr. Groves teaches management, leadership, and organization theory and change courses at Pepperdine’s Graziadio School. He previously served as Assistant Professor of Management at California State University, Los Angeles, and Director of the PepsiCo Leadership Center. He taught undergraduate, MBA, and doctoral-level classes across a range of management and leadership subjects, including management skills and leadership competency development, organizational behavior, organization theory, business ethics, and organizational development and change.
Dr. Groves research interests include executive development and succession planning, managerial thinking styles, leader cultural and emotional intelligence, and organizational change. His research has been published in numerous academic and practitioner journals, including the Journal of Management, Journal of Business Ethics, Academy of Management Learning & Education, Leadership & Organization Development Journal, Human Resource Development Quarterly, and Journal of Management Development. He was also recipient of the Julian Virtue Professorship (2008-2010), which supports his research on values-centered transformational leadership.