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Fusing family and firm: Employee perceptions of perceived homophily, organizational justice, organizational identification, and organizational commitment in family businesses

  • Carmon, Anna F.
  • Miller, Amy N.
  • Raile, Amber N.W.
  • Roers, Michelle M.
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    Social identity theory has been applied to many organizational contexts, including family businesses. However, the current study is one of the first to explore the organizational identification of non-family member employees. Based on previous research, it seems likely that, for family business employees, organizational identification mediates the relationship between organizational justice, homophily, and commitment. This study proposes a model of identification for family business employees based on these considerations. Although the current study did not confirm the proposed model, an alternative model is discussed.

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    Article provided by Elsevier in its journal Journal of Family Business Strategy.

    Volume (Year): 1 (2010)
    Issue (Month): 4 (December)
    Pages: 210-223

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    Handle: RePEc:eee:fambus:v:1:y:2010:i:4:p:210-223
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