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Nepotism in Organizations by Robert G. Jones

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Nepotism and Organizational Homogeneity: How the Attraction–Selection–Attrition (ASA) Process Is Accelerated by Nonmerit-Based Decision Making

Marcus W. Dickson

Wayne State University

Levi R. G. Nieminen

Denison Consulting

Benjamin J. Biermeier-Hanson

Wayne State University

It is a rare week that goes by without some allegation of nepotism reaching the front pages of the national news media. Recently, for example, Senator Max Baucus of Montana came under fire when it was revealed that he had nominated his romantic partner (who at the time was his employee) to a position as U.S. district attorney in his home state, without having revealed their relationship in the nominations process (Hulse & O’Connor, 2009). We, writing here in the city of ...

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