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Wiblen, Sharna L. Dr.

Lecturer

  • Faculty of Business and Law
  • Sydney Business School, UOW
  • Discipline: Management

Overview


Sharna Wiblen is a Lecturer in Management who is promoting responsible talent management whereby decisions and actions are intentional, deliberate and informed.  Sharna’s academic research relates to the boundaries between talent and various information and HR technologies and HR Analytics with a focus on instigating, contributing to, and shaping informed conversations that unpack the complexity of talent concepts, genuine talent management, and future leader talent identification. Over the past decade, Sharna has focused on generating knowledge about how organizations deploy technological capabilities within various talent management practices and the extent to which decisions are based on analytics. Sharna frequently comments on contemporary and futuristic technological innovations, and the implications for digitalised talent management through various forums, including her blog Talk about Talent (www.talkabouttalent.com), LinkedIn, public commentaries and Twitter. 

Before establishing herself as an internationally renowned talent management and technology scholar, she amassed over 15 years’ industry experience as a management consultant, project manager, services and supply chain manager and combines academic and methodological rigour to advise business and nonprofit enterprises about the challenges associated with enacting strategically aligned talent management and supply chain policies and practices.

Sharna recently co-authored Talent Management: A Research Overview (Routledge, UK) with Anthony McDonnell and is Editor of Digitalised Talent Management: Navigating the Human-Technology Interface (Routledge, US).

Sharna’s research also features in Journal of Strategic Information Systems; The International Journal of Human Resource Management; Asia Pacific Journal of Human Resources; Encyclopedia of Electronic Human Resource Management (De Gruyter); HRM 4.0 for Human-Centred Organizations (Emerald); Companion to Talent Management (Routledge); e-HRM; Digital Approaches, Directions and Applications (Routledge); and Macro Talent Management: A Global Perspective on Managing Talent in Developed Markets (Routledge). This complements her emerging peer-review publication and conference presentation records.

Sharna is passionate about teaching and the processes of learning and treasures the opportunity to positively influence the experiences of all her students. She has extensive experience in teaching  at undergraduate, postgraduate and honors levels, including the design, development, and coordination of various courses. In addition to receiving above average student feedback, she has been the recipient of 14 teaching and learning awards.

Sharna's passion for knowledge and critical thinking is combined with over 15 years of industry experience having worked as a management consultant, human resource and recruitment coordinator and retail service manager.

Sharna assumes two additional positions - 
Affiliated Research Scientist with the Centre for Effective Organizations, Marshall Business School, University of Southern California, United States of America  - Visiting Research Fellow, Leeds Business School, University of Leeds, United Kingdom.

Top Publications


Research Overview


  • Sharna's research interests include:

    • Talent management, policies and practices
    • Information technologies

Available as Research Supervisor

Selected Publications


Available as Research Supervisor

Potential Supervision Topics


  • Talent Management

    Human Resource Information Systems

    Electronic Human Resource Management

Advisees


  • Graduate Advising Relationship

    Degree Research Title Advisee
    Doctor of Philosophy Utilising Social Media as a Recruiting Tool in time of crisis: The case of the Australian Supermarkets Massie, Sandhy
    Doctor of Philosophy (Integrated) Learning about Lifelong Learning within the context of Entrepreneurs Elele, Chimere

Education And Training


  • Doctor of Philosophy in Talent Management, University of Sydney, Thesis title: Talking About Talent: Conceptualising Talent Management through Discourse 2015

Keywords


  • Talent Management
    Digitalisation & Automation
    HR & Talent Management Systems
    The Future of Work
    People-based Strategy

Full Name


  • Dr Sharna Wiblen

Mailing Address


  • Faculty of Business, UOW

    Northfields Ave

    Wollongong

    NSW

    2522

    Australia

Top Publications


Research Overview


  • Sharna's research interests include:

    • Talent management, policies and practices
    • Information technologies

Selected Publications


Potential Supervision Topics


  • Talent Management

    Human Resource Information Systems

    Electronic Human Resource Management

Advisees


  • Graduate Advising Relationship

    Degree Research Title Advisee
    Doctor of Philosophy Utilising Social Media as a Recruiting Tool in time of crisis: The case of the Australian Supermarkets Massie, Sandhy
    Doctor of Philosophy (Integrated) Learning about Lifelong Learning within the context of Entrepreneurs Elele, Chimere

Education And Training


  • Doctor of Philosophy in Talent Management, University of Sydney, Thesis title: Talking About Talent: Conceptualising Talent Management through Discourse 2015

Keywords


  • Talent Management
    Digitalisation & Automation
    HR & Talent Management Systems
    The Future of Work
    People-based Strategy

Full Name


  • Dr Sharna Wiblen

Mailing Address


  • Faculty of Business, UOW

    Northfields Ave

    Wollongong

    NSW

    2522

    Australia