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[automatically translated] Introduction. Family businesses are the major contributors to economic development, growth in all world economies. Several studies on family businesses report of contradictions rich results, certainly, one of the peculiarities of family businesses as the overlap between the institutions "family" and "enterprise." Some studies show that being a worker and family member at the same time, can be seen as strength or weakness, can exacerbate the perception of job applications or be an asset, especially in terms of social support. Objectives and methods. The present study aims to explore the perceptions of job characteristics, in terms of applications and resources, of family businesses workers (IF) that have family ties with the owning family, to understand what you can configure as strengths / weaknesses, or as distinguishing characteristics, comparing these perceptions with those workers employed by firms non-family members (INF) without kinship ties at work. The study was conducted on 477 workers (219 of IF, INF 258) who completed a questionnaire self-reports on the characteristics of the work: the Questionnaire on the Experience and Evaluation of Work (QEEW; Pace et al., 2010) . Results. The results showed that the IF workers perceive to a greater extent the working applications and have confirmed the presence of role conflicts, also, interpersonal relations do not seem to constitute labor resources. Conclusions. The results showed important practical implications regarding the evaluation of climate, benenessere or stress in these particular work contexts. In addition, it is intended to emphasize that, despite the relevance of the potential effects of family and kinship ties on the business, there is still a huge gap between theory and evidence.
Original languageItalian
Number of pages2
Publication statusPublished - 2014

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