Title: Elucidating cause-and-effect relationships of components affecting talent absorbing organisations

Authors: Mohammad Hakkak; Mohammad Hossein Azadi; Khaled Nawaser; Haniruzila Hanifah; Ali Vafaei-Zadeh

Addresses: Faculty of Management and Economics, Lorestan University, Khoram Abad, Iran ' Department of Public Administration, Faculty of Economic Sciences, Lorestan University, Khorram Abad, Iran ' Institute of Scientific Research and Graduate School, Universidad de Lima, Lima, Peru ' Graduate School of Business, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Penang, Malaysia ' Graduate School of Business, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Penang, Malaysia

Abstract: Organisations are required to identify, recruit, and foster talented individuals in order to optimise their own capacity in achieving business outcomes and build a competitive advantage in the future. The present study aimed at elucidating cause-and-effect relationships of talent absorption components using type-2 fuzzy set extension of the decision-making and trial evaluation (DEMATEL) method in the electronics industry. Following the review of the research literature and surveys of expert opinions, 22 main components in three 'strategic', 'retention-related', and 'organisational' dimensions were identified. After developing and distributing the study questionnaire among experts, the cause-and-effect relationships of these components were explained using type-2 fuzzy set extension of the DEMATEL method. The results revealed that the 'retention-related' dimension was the effective one and the 'strategic' and 'organisational' dimensions had been affected.

Keywords: talent; talent absorbing organisations; type-2 fuzzy DEMATEL method; electronics industry.

DOI: 10.1504/IJADS.2022.126102

International Journal of Applied Decision Sciences, 2022 Vol.15 No.6, pp.704 - 732

Received: 02 Jun 2021
Accepted: 08 Jul 2021

Published online: 11 Oct 2022 *

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