A look at organisational conflict in family business


The role of conflict in organisations has changed in recent times, and, although family businesses are fertile fields of conflict (Harvey & Evans, 1994), comparatively little is known of the sources and management of conflict in this significant business sector.

Reasons why resolving conflict in family controlled organisations is different from resolving conflict in other organisations is highlighted in this research note. Recommendations for further study into the role of conflict in family controlled organisations are included.


Justin B Craig
Australian Centre for Family Business, School of Business, Technology and Sustainable Development, Bond University, Gold Coast QLD


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