Research on Talent Management (TM) has been lagging behind businesses in offering vision and leadership in this field. After sketching a comprehensive outline of knowledge about TM, theoretical as well as practical, we introduce the papers in this special issue and their important contributions. This introductory article contributes to filling the knowledge gap by offering a research agenda at multiple levels and in multiple contexts. We also discuss methodological issues in the study of TM, and conclude by identifying several key trends that are now, and will continue to influence the practice and study of TM in the future.

Future of talent management, Global talent management, Research methods, Talent management
dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jwb.2013.11.001, hdl.handle.net/1765/84983
Journal of World Business
Erasmus School of Economics

Al Ariss, A, Cascio, W.F, & Paauwe, J. (2014). Talent management: Current theories and future research directions. Journal of World Business, 49(2), 173–179. doi:10.1016/j.jwb.2013.11.001