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Nepotism in Organizations by Robert G. Jones

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Nepotism Practices and the Work–Family Interface

Aline Masuda

EADA Business School

Michelle Visio

Missouri State University

When Mark Funkhouser was elected mayor of Kansas City, Missouri, his wife, Gloria Squitiro, who was also his former campaign manager, began working in a small desk next to his office as his personal assistant. Although Squitiro was working for free, her role of personal assistant to the mayor was not well received by the city hall employees. As a consequence, a “volunteer ordinance” was adopted banning relatives from working in the city hall on a regular basis. Nonetheless, this ordinance did not prevent Funkhouser from taking advantage of his wife’s services. Because she was no longer allowed to enter the city hall, the ...

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