How to Increase Job Satisfaction in the Family Firm

fbr_coverAmong the challenges facing family businesses is the conflict that can arise from diverging family values and business values. But can the two actually come together synergistically, so that employees connect with the firm’s vision and see their work as meaningful, important, and exciting?

In a new Family Business Review podcast, Dmitry Khanin of Texas Tech University talks wipullquoteth assistant editor Karen Vinton about his article, “How to Increase Job Satisfaction and Reduce Turnover Intentions in the Family Firm: The Family-Business Embeddedness Perspective,” co-authored by Ofir Turel of California State University, Fullerton, and Raj V. Mahto of the University of New Mexico. Click here to play or download the podcast interview or subscribe on iTunes by following this link.

Dr. Dmitry KhaninDmitry Khanin earned his Ph.D. in strategic management from the University of Maryland in 2006. He is currently teaching strategy and organization theory at the Texas Tech University. Dmitry has authored over twenty papers in such top-notch outlets as The Academy of Management Journal, Organization Science, Family Business Review, Journal of Small Business Management, Business Horizons and many others. His research is dedicated to entrepreneurship, family business and management education. Dmitry’s recent paper was named an outstanding field report by the consulting division of the Academy of Management.

karen_vintonKaren L. Vinton, Ph.D., is a 1999 Barbara Hollander Award winner and Professor Emeritus of Business at the College of Business at Montana State University, where she founded the University’s Family Business Program. An FFI Fellow, she has served on its Board of Directors and chaired the Body of Knowledge committee. From 1997 through 2011, Vinton served on the editorial board of the Family Business Review, and is the current assistant editor. Before retiring, Vinton served as director for her own family’s business (negotiating its eventual sale)and had her own family business consulting practice, Vinton Consulting Services. Karen can be reached at

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About Cynthia Nalevanko, Senior Editor, SAGE Publishing

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