Nonfamily Employees’ Perceptions of Person-Organization Fit and Voluntary Turnover in Family Firms

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Esra Memili, Associate Professor of Entrepreneurship (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Abstract: The article investigates the employment of non-family employees by family firms. The opinions such employees hold regarding the procedures and policies of such firms, and the impact of these opinions on employee turnover, are analyzed. Theories of person-organization fit and stewardship are used to explain the effects of family influence on non-family employees' perceptions. It is said that up to two-thirds of all businesses may be owned or managed by family groups. The distinctive features of such arrangements, in terms of both facilitation and restriction, are addressed.

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Academy of Management Proceedings
Language: English
Date: 2008
family-owned business enterprises, employees – attitudes, labor turnover, personnel management, attitude (psychology), business enterprises

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