Talent management and the Tourism and Hospitality industry: evidence from Iran

Moslem Bagheri, Tom Baum, Abolghasem Ebrahimi, Abbas Abasi

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This study investigates the notion of talent in the tourism and hospitality (TH) industry, proposing a comprehensive talent management (TM) model that is specific to this industry. This study primarily explores the notion of talent, TM, and the importance of these in the industry. A mixed method approach (qualitative and quantitative) was used to fulfill the research objectives. Qualitative content analysis was used to address interview responses from a panel of experts and a survey method was applied to collect data from a wider industry population through questionnaires. The data collected were analysed in SPSS and LISREL. Based on the findings, a model is proposed for talent definition in the Iranian TH industry.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)88-98
Number of pages11
Issue number1
Early online date7 Jan 2020
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 7 Jan 2020


  • talent
  • talent management
  • tourism and hospitality industry
  • competency
  • commitment


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