Wining War for Talent: Gaining Sustainable Competitive Advantage through Talent Management Practices: Evidence from Selected Higher Educational Institutions in Kabul, Afghanistan
Keywords:Talent Management Practices, (talent identification, talent retention & talent development), Sustainable Competitive Advantage
Far from doubt, talent management has established much consideration of scholars, researchers, academics, practitioners, and all competitive organizations in recent years, but still many gaps exist for further studies. In this view, the study aims to evaluate the influence of talent management practices (talent identification, talent retention & talent development) on sustainable competitive advantage on selected higher educational institutions in Kabul, Afghanistan. Five different higher institutions were targeted population. A sample size of 250 respondents was selected from a listed higher institution. The results revealed that there is a strong positive association between talent management practices (TMP) and sustainable competitive advantage. All three hypotheses are accepted in the final remarks of the study. Furthermore, the study applies a quantitative approach, and entire data was collected through an adopted questionnaire translated into two national languages (Pashto & Dari). Based on data analysis and current literature the paper suggests a new model (see, future direction) to explore the sense of sustainable competitive advantage within higher educational institutions in Kabul, Afghanistan.