How to Increase Job Satisfaction and Reduce Turnover Intentions in the Family Firm

The Family-Business Embeddedness Perspective

Dmitry Khanin, Ofir Turel, Raj V. Mahto

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Abstract

The authors define family-business embeddedness as confluence of values and objectives stemming from the overlapping institutional contexts-family, business, and symbolic-in the family firm. Hence, the family-business embeddedness perspective investigates the effect of integrating divergent institutional values and objectives, economic and noneconomic, on family firm's performance. The authors contend that family-business embeddedness and work centrality will magnify family employees' job satisfaction, whereas superior job alternatives will produce an opposite effect. In turn, job satisfaction will be negatively related to family employees' turnover intentions. A survey of 111 family employees from 70 family firms in the United States supported the hypotheses.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)391-408
Number of pages18
JournalFamily Business Review
Volume25
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2012
Externally publishedYes

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Family business
Embeddedness
Turnover intention
Job satisfaction
Family firms
Employees
Economics
Employee turnover
Overlapping
Firm performance
Work centrality
Institutional context

Keywords

  • family-business embeddedness
  • job satisfaction
  • superior job alternatives
  • turnover intentions
  • work centrality

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Finance
  • Business, Management and Accounting (miscellaneous)

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How to Increase Job Satisfaction and Reduce Turnover Intentions in the Family Firm : The Family-Business Embeddedness Perspective. / Khanin, Dmitry; Turel, Ofir; Mahto, Raj V.

In: Family Business Review, Vol. 25, No. 4, 12.2012, p. 391-408.

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