Uncovering Implicit Assumptions: Reviewing the Work–Family Interface in Family Business and Offering Opportunities for Future Research

Nava Michael-Tsabari, Marjan Houshmand, Vanessa M. Strike, Dorit Efrat Treister

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Abstract

The work–family interface (WFI) in family businesses (FBs) is an underrecognized area of research. The permeable nature of the boundaries in FBs between work and family is often treated as self-evident and as preventing (rather than inviting) research. We review the WFI in FBs based on 72 published articles and highlight implicit assumptions that have given rise to gaps in this literature. We show how boundary theory, the work–home resources model and the resource-based view can be used to highlight issues related to ownership, work–family enrichment, and contextual factors at the individual, family, and firm domains.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)64-89
Number of pages26
JournalFamily Business Review
Volume33
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Mar 2020

Keywords

  • COR
  • WH-R
  • boundary theory
  • family business
  • resources
  • work–family interface

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Business, Management and Accounting (miscellaneous)
  • Finance

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