International Journal of Business and Social Science

ISSN 2219-1933 (Print), 2219-6021 (Online) DOI: 10.30845/ijbss

Silence of Female Family Members in Family Firms
Duygu Kizildag

Employee silence, which is defined as employees not sharing their thoughts and feelings intentionally regarding the development of the organization they are in, attracts attention as a topic that is discussed frequently recently. The purpose of this study is to research what kind of silence behavior female family members have, by analyzing the silence behaviors of female family members working in family firms. Sample of the study consists of female family members working in Afyonkarahisar city, which owns the most important marble deposits and marble industry of Turkey, in marble and natural stone sector. It has been observed that female family members participated in the study showed a more acquiescent and prosocial silence behavior at the end of the study, in which semi-structured interview method was used.

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