The article on talent management is quite important as it not only provides an insight into the cultural aspects of China but also does provide direction for the global business environment as China is one of the biggest business centre of the world today. Further the cross culture practices have gained importance amongst the other factors that have an impact on the operational aspects of the business. It is important to note that the article highlights the aspect of employing Parent Country Nationals (PCN) and Host Country Nationals (HCN). But it does not discuss much on the nurturing the talent. This is to say that it is important to have the right mix of PCN and HCN that are employed. This will enable in the development efficient team and better growth. Further it will not only give the opportunity for the HCNs but also PCNs and thus look for more opportunities across China and also in other Asian countries. There is huge scope of growth in these countries and are amongst the high growth countries. Thus it is important to develop understanding of their culture and thus nurture the talent from the parent countries.
It is however important that the article is prepared from the viewpoint of Australia and the factors that affect the talent management may differ for European countries and USA. But this certainly provides a direction and the necessary information for preparing the plans based on the aspects that have been identified. It is important to note that although the article does touch upon the cultural practices and behavior of Chinese but further discussion with respect to language, cultural values, corporate culture, social control systems etc will also be useful. The integration of the study considering these aspects would be more relevant. Thus there is huge scope of study and may provide more insights into the talent management not only for Australian MNEs but also assist other countries in planning the business activities in China.