Sabor de Casa Restaurant

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Patrícia Whebber Souza de Oliveira
Nilda Maria de Clodoaldo Pinto Guerra Leone
Tereza de Souza


Small family businesses present a series of peculiarities and challenges, especially when it comes to the management of human resources. This case describes the true situation of an enterprise, Restaurante Sabor de Casa, and portrays the relationship between the founder and successor and its consequences on the practice and policy of human resources. The story is told from the point of view of the successor, who thinks about the situation of the company and his deep involvement in the dynamic and complex stage of working with his mother, the founder of the company, whose performance is that of an entrepreneur, albeit a traditional one. It shows his reflections on the directions the company has taken, the opinions of employees, based on research conducted in 2006 by university students and their questions about the way the contributions of the employees are managed, mainly by recognizing their importance for both the present and the future of the company. This case deals with the complexity of the management of human resources in a family organizational environment.


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Oliveira, P. W. S. de, Leone, N. M. de C. P. G., & Souza, T. de. (1). Sabor de Casa Restaurant. Journal of Contemporary Administration, 13(1), 154-166.
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