Karin A. King

PhD candidate in Management

Department of Management

About me

Karin is a graduate researcher, guest lecturer and teacher in the LSE Department of Management. Karin’s professional background includes leadership roles in industry and in management consulting in the global energy and professional services sectors. Her experience includes senior roles in human resources, leadership development and management consulting. Karin 's research, teaching and consulting work is focused on international management, strategic talent management and leadership development. She advises clients on their talent strategy and people management practices, works with business to develop solutions to talent and workforce challenges and provides focused individual coaching to leaders.

Karin’s research examines the alignment of talent strategy to business strategy and it’s contribution to  business performance. She examines the employee response to talent management and the “Talent Deal”. Specific current research interests and consulting work include industry talent requirements, talent management as a business-led activity, and how both next-generation and experienced leaders develop through career experiences.

Teaching and executive development


Award of Excellence 2016: Highly Commended Manuscript "Global Talent Management", Volume 3, Number 3. Emerald Literati Awards, Journal of Global Mobility 

Best Paper Award, Journal of Global Mobility for the paper entitled “Talent Management in the Business: HR’s Central Role in a Multiple Actor’s Model”, European Institute for Advanced Studies in Management(EIASM), Berlin, Germany, 2014. 

Teaching Excellence Award, Department of Management, London School of Economics and Political Science. UK

Human Resources Excellence Award, Chartered Professionals in Human Resources, Canada


My research: 

Global talent management: Introducing a strategic framework and multiple-actors model. Journal of Global Mobility. 

The talent deal and journey: Understanding how employees respond to talent identification over time, Employee Relations

The talent climate: Creating an organisational context supportive of sustainable talent development through implementation of a strong talent system. Journal of Organizational Effectiveness: People and Performance