Journal of World Business vol:49 issue:2 pages:180-191
Organizations report great difficulty in measuring talent accurately, reflecting the lack of theoretical foundations for talent-identification in the HRM literature. This
multidisciplinary review aims to contribute to the establishment of a stronger theoretical basis for talent-management by presenting a conceptual framework of
talent in which the definition, operationalization and measurement of talent and its relation to excellent performance is clarified. We systematically introduce 11
propositions into the framework, building on fragmented insights from the literature—from the fields of HRM, gifted education, positive psychology, and vocational psychology respectively—that will guide readers in understanding and
applying the proposed framework.