Who Are the Talents? Identification of Talents and the Effect of Global Talent Management on Individual Performance

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The purpose of this review article is to provide a framework for defining and operationalizing talent. In the article, I conduct a review of the literature on talents, stars, high-performers and similar concepts from different fields and compare similarities and overlap, but also discuss discrepancies and shortcomings of current research. These insights serve as the foundation for presenting a conceptual framework for defining talents within the different fields. Using a human capital resource argument, I explain how any definitions of talent must to show an understanding of the link between firm strategy, talent and organizational value creation. Ultimately, I aim at providing more comprehensive guidelines for defining talent and to advance the understanding of what constitutes talent, which could aid the continued development of research on talent management.
Original languageEnglish
Publication date2018
Number of pages15
Publication statusPublished - 2018
Event33rd workshop on Human Resource Management. EIASM - Università di Catania, Catania, Italy
Duration: 5 Apr 20186 Apr 2018
Conference number: 33


Workshop33rd workshop on Human Resource Management. EIASM
LocationUniversità di Catania
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