Research on Employee Silence Behavior: A Review Based on Chinese Family Enterprise

Jie Lu, Xiajuan Xie


The employees in family business organization put forward ideas, suggestions and opinions based on their own experience and knowledge to improve performance and efficacy. Due to various reasons, they sometimes choose to hide their true thoughts or views. This kind of behavior is defined as employee silence. The article starts from a summary of the existing research on employee silence of family enterprises, such as definition, dimensions, antecedents and measurement methods, puts forward deficiencies, and provides measurements to improve sustainable development of human resource management.

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