Anthony Hesketh teaches human resources in the Department of Management Learning at Lancaster University Management School. His primary areas of research interest are in the management of talent, its measurement and now its outsourcing. Recent publications include papers in organization, The Mismanagement of Talent (2004, Oxford University Press), and (with Steve Fleetwood) Explaining the Performance of HR (Cambridge University Press). He is the Director of the new Performance-Led HR Centre at Lancaster.