Conflict and family functioning in family business, The Journal of SEAANZ
This exploratory study examines individual conflict handling styles and perceived family functioning in a sample of Australian family businesses. Given the complex nature of family business, understanding how families in business handle conflict and function is an important area for research. Respondents (n=54) were drawn from the database of the Australian Centre for Family Business. Family business operators are analysed against a control group of 49 non-family business respondents. Two validated questionnaires, the Rahim Organisational Conflict Inventory H (ROCI-II) and the Family Adaptability and Cohesion Evaluation Scales III (FACES-Ill) were used in this study. Significant differences were found between the two groups. Implications are discussed and recommendations for further research are included.
Craig, B. Justin. 2002. Conflict and family functioning in family business. The Journal of SEAANZ. 10(2): 88-99.