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Kurt Lewin Instituut
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Room Number H1.42
3584 CS UTRECHT
The Netherlands
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Project Information

Project Title
"Perceived nepotism and organizational effectiveness: Causes, impact, and intervention"

Institute
Leiden University - Social and Organizational Psychology

PhD Student
Omar Burhan

Supervisor(s)
Prof.dr. Eric van Dijk (Leiden University)
Dr. Esther van Leeuwen (Leiden University)
Dr. Daan Scheepers (Leiden University)

Period
1 September 2015 - 31 August 2019

Funding
Indonesian Endowment Fund for education (LPDP)


Summary

Nepotism is a topic that frequently pops up in popular media. However, most of the current debates linger in the ground of opinion rather than empirical evidence. The intention of the present research is to contribute to the scientific understanding concerning the impact of perceived nepotism on organizational effectiveness. The project will cover three themes: (1) the recognition, (2) impact, and (3) intervention of perceived nepotism in organizations. In the first stage of the project, we will examine on what basis people conclude that certain actions reflect nepotism. The second stage will focus on how perceived nepotism affects the psychological aspects of organizational effectiveness, such as organizational trust, job satisfaction, job stress, and employee engagement. The third stage will focus on means of mitigating the impact of perceived nepotism on organizational effectiveness.


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