HRM and performanceThe role of talent management as a transmission mechanism in an emerging market context

Glaister A. J., Karaçay Aydın G., Demirbag M., Tatoglu E.

HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT JOURNAL, vol.28, no.1, pp.148-166, 2018 (SSCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 28 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2018
  • Doi Number: 10.1111/1748-8583.12170
  • Journal Indexes: Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.148-166
  • Istanbul Technical University Affiliated: Yes


This paper investigates the link between HRM practices, talent management (TM), and firm performance and examines the role of HRM/business strategy alignment in an emerging market context. Through survey evidence gathered from 198 respondent firms, this study shows that TM, when focused on a series of practices aimed at developing workforce networks and social capital, is a key transmission mechanism mediating the relationship between HRM and firm performance. HRM strategy and business strategy alignment increases these performance impacts but is not an essential component in the HRM-TM-performance link.