The Effects of Harmony of Family, Distributive Justice, and Role Ambiguity on Family Member Impediment: The Mediating Role of Relationship Conflict as an Example of Developing Country Turkey

Isil Pekdemir, Merve Kocoglu, Guney Cetin Gurkan


This research aims to research into the mediating effect of relationship conflict between perceived harmony of family, perception of distributive justice, role ambiguity of family members and family member impediment in family firms. In order to examine this hypothesis we focused 124 family business in furniture sector in Turkey. Management of family firms have some challenges leading survival problems of the firm. Among the best important problems is family member’s impediment while working in their own firm. This study is designed to investigate relationship conflict’s mediating role on family member impediment when a family member perceives harmony and distributive justice in their family and finds his role ambiguity. The result of the study stated that relationship conflict is a partial mediator factor the relationship between family member impediment and distributive justice; and family member impediment and role ambiguity and; family member impediment and role ambiguity.

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