Global talent management: A view beyond developed markets
This study aims to identify the main drivers, activity domains and outcomes of global talent management (GTM) in emerging market organizations. Through a structured keyword search and subsequent elimination of papers, 27 top peer-reviewed journal publications (out of 137 articles on talent management) are selected and thoroughly analyzed using mixed research techniques. Using VOSviewer software, I identify the four major clusters in GTM literature: TM in EMs, global talent mobility, TM in multinational corporations, and human resource management in a “global war for talent” context. I further conduct a structured content-analysis-based literature analysis and provide a much-needed overview of the underlying organization theories used in previous EM research to explain the GTM phenomenon. I additionally reveal the key GTM system components and determine the main demand-supply factors and outcomes of GTM implementation. Lastly, based on the study’s findings and subsequent discussions, I offer insights into future research avenues.