Kinship and Gender in Family Firms: New Insights Into Employees’ Organizational Citizenship Behavior

Family Business Review, Ahead of Print. We extend relational demography theory by introducing kinship as a new demographic characteristic of categorization. We theorize that family firm employees’ kinship similarity (family vs. nonfamily), kinship tie (child vs. other familial relationship), and gender (female vs. male) uniquely affect their organizational citizenship behavior (OCB). Data collected from 209…

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Does Knowing “Who Knows What” Matter for Family Firm Innovation? Insights From Transactive Memory System Theory

Family Business Review, Ahead of Print. We extend transactive memory systems theory from psychology to examine the cognitive interdependence of family and nonfamily employees and its effects on family firm innovation. Using triadic data and dispersion modeling, we find that innovation is enhanced when family and nonfamily employees communicate and when they have a shared…

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