Ambivalent Understanding of Nepotism in Small and Medium Family Business

Abstract :

Research background: Nepotism is one of the forms of favouritism occurring at people’s workplace. This the reason why it creates a problem for managers in charge of organizations, ethicists, and psychologists. Although nepotism as such is in principle negatively assessed, the employment of family members, especially in family businesses, is often considered natural and it can benefit the organization if certain conditions have been met.

Purpose of the article: The goal of the article is to analyse the perception of nepotism occurrence in Polish small family businesses, as well as to identify nepotism related factors, both beneficial and unfavorable ones.?