Psychological contract of employees in family-owned hotels: the role of talent management practices

Mohamed Mousa, Ahmad Arslan, Hala Abdelgaffar

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Purpose: This study aims to analyse how talent management practices in family-owned hotels contribute to their employees' fulfilment of their psychological contract. Design/methodology/approach: Semi-structured interviews were conducted with 30 employees working at three different family business hotels in Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt. Moreover, thematic analysis was undertaken on the collected data resulting in four major themes. Findings: The findings revealed that stimulating employees to fulfil their psychological contract towards their family-owned hotels leads to several benefits. First, it leads to talent management practices that support crisis management, sustainability and resilience. Second, it contributes to empathy towards or at least a deep concern for the future of work in the hospitality sector. Third, to fulfil their psychological contract, employees, particularly non-family members, require inclusive talent management and ongoing training programmes tailored to prepare them to meet current and future challenges in the hospitality sector. Originality/value: To the best of the authors' knowledge, the present study is the first study to empirically investigate the relationship between talent management practices and the psychological contract of employees in family-owned hotels, especially in developing economy context of Egypt. Also, it is one of the pioneering studies to unpack these dynamics for family as well as non-family employees.

Idioma originalInglés
Páginas (desde-hasta)1306-1319
Número de páginas14
PublicaciónJournal of Family Business Management
EstadoPublicada - 14 nov. 2023
Publicado de forma externa


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