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The impact of TM strategies on performance of organizations : a research on the relationship between TM strategies and performance in the world of football.

Seccia, A. (2020) The impact of TM strategies on performance of organizations : a research on the relationship between TM strategies and performance in the world of football.

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Abstract:Nowadays, organizations have become aware of the importance of human capital and the presence of talents to be competitive on the market. It is therefore up to the organizations to identify the right talent management strategy to achieve their goals and success. An important sector in which to test talent management strategies is represented by the world of football, defined as one of the fiercest arenas in the talent war (Brady et al., 2008). The aims of this research are to explore the impact that talent management (TM) strategies have on the performance of organizations and to examine the role that career experience, change of coach and group cohesion play within this relationship, in the football industry. A quantitative research has been conducted, analyzing the 98 teams that make up five of the most important European football leagues, i.e. the Italian, English, Dutch, Spanish and French championships. This study hypothesizes that talent management strategies, represented by the make or buy strategies or by a combination of the two strategies, positively influence the performance of the football clubs and that this relationship is stronger, thanks to the positive impact that the career experience, the change of coach and the cohesion of the group have. It has been shown that only a hybrid solution, based on a combination of make and buy strategies, positively affects the performance of football clubs, unlike the make strategy that has an insignificant impact and the buy strategy that has a negative one. The effect of talent management strategies on the performance of football clubs is moderated by the group cohesion, so that the combination of the two strategies has a stronger effect on their performance. Instead, the change of coach and career experience make this relationship weaker. Football clubs should, therefore, focus on an hybrid strategy for talent management and create a strong and cohesive team environment, in which talents manage to integrate easily, in order to increase their performance.
Item Type:Essay (Master)
Faculty:BMS: Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences
Subject:85 business administration, organizational science
Programme:Business Administration MSc (60644)
Link to this item:http://purl.utwente.nl/essays/82870
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