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What can family firms do to make their employees more satisfied?

15 April 2020 | By: Pressestelle EBS Universität
Stephanie Querbach, Prof. Dr. Matthias Waldkirch and Prof. Dr. Nadine Kammerlander

Stephanie Querbach, Prof. Dr. Matthias Waldkirch und Prof. Dr. Nadine Kammerlander (f.l.)

New EBS research about employee satisfaction in family firms has been accepted for publication in the Journal of Family Business Strategy.

While money can’t buy happiness, an increasing number of companies invests heavily in job benefits in order to retain core employees and become more attractive on the job market. In their new study, EBS researcher Matthias Waldkirch together with Nadine Kammerlander and Stephanie Querbach (WHU Institute of Family Business & Mittelstand) investigate which types of job benefits actually drive employee happiness in family firms. In their study, they analyze employee reviews of more than 2,000 German family and non-family firms from the employer evaluation platform Kununu. The study shows that especially job benefits of care and job benefits of status work better in family firms, while job benefits of life quality are less effective.

In case you are interested in the study, please send an email to Prof. Dr. Matthias Waldkirch.

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