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Title: Effects of kin density within family-owned businesses
Authors: Spranger, J.L.
Colarelli, S.M.
Dimotakis, N.
Jacob, A.C.
Arvey, R.D. 
Keywords: Family business
Kin density
Organizational justice
Issue Date: 2012
Citation: Spranger, J.L., Colarelli, S.M., Dimotakis, N., Jacob, A.C., Arvey, R.D. (2012). Effects of kin density within family-owned businesses. Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes 119 (2) : 151-162. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: We examined how kin density within family-owned firms related to perceptions of nepotism and organizational justice; we also examined the moderating role of family membership in these relationships. In a sample of 79 family employees and 299 non-family employees in 21 family-owned businesses, both kin density and family membership were found to be related to nepotism perceptions. Additionally, family membership moderated the relationships of kin density to nepotism and justice perceptions, as well as the relationship between nepotism and justice perceptions. Finally, nepotism perceptions provided a partial mediating link between kin density and organizational justice perceptions. These results suggest that kin density and family membership are important variables to consider in understanding the experiences and attitudes of employees in family-owned businesses. © 2012 Elsevier Inc.
Source Title: Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes
ISSN: 07495978
DOI: 10.1016/j.obhdp.2012.07.001
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