There is a huge elephant in the room: organizational decisions are often based on family relationships, rather than on the ‘rational’ approach advocated by many professionals. Textbooks on Human Resources, Management, Organizational Behavior, Economics, Public Administration, and a host of related areas seem to have entirely missed this important aspect of organizational decision making. This book seeks to change all of this. By clearly identifying and defining nepotism in organizations, this book pulls back the curtain on the primary basis for many of the important things that really happen in organizations, large and small. The authors skillfully weave examples of nepotism in real organizations with the usual scholarly textbook topics (hiring, leadership, employment law, career search, culture, etc.) in a way that defines an entire new field of quantitative organizational research. This new book in SIOP's Organizational Frontiers series represents the first time IO psychologists have looked at the important subject of nepotism in organizations.

chapter 1|10 pages

Defining a Psychology of Nepotism

ByRobert G. Jones

chapter 2|32 pages

Nepotism and Employment Law

ByArthur Gutman

chapter 4|26 pages

Nepotism and Career Choice, Job Search, and Job Choice

ByEdwin A. J. van Hooft, Tracy Stout

chapter 5|36 pages

Nepotism and Organizational Homogeneity: How the ASA Process Is Accelerated by Nonmerit-Based Decision Making

ByMarcus W. Dickson, Levi R. G. Nieminen, Benjamin J. Biermeier-Hanson

chapter 6|18 pages

Nepotism and the Commitment of Relevant Parties

ByThomas E. Becker

chapter 7|24 pages

Nepotism Practices and the Work–Family Interface

ByAline Masuda, Michelle Visio

chapter 8|28 pages

Nepotism and Leadership

ByKetan H. Mhatre, Ronald E. Riggio, Heidi R. Riggio

chapter 9|20 pages

The Cultural Boundary of Managing Nepotism

ByGuillermo Wated, Juan I. Sanchez

chapter 10|34 pages

A Model of Organizational Nepotism

ByBridgette K. Mulder

chapter 11|16 pages

Toward a New Understanding of Nepotistic Organizational Behavior

ByRobert G. Jones