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Mathematical Problems in Engineering
Volume 2015 (2015), Article ID 524328, 12 pages
Research Article

Research on Conflict Behavior of Top Management Team in Family Enterprises: A Complex Network Perspective

1School of Finance & Economics, Jiangsu University, Zhenjiang 212013, China
2School of Management, Jiangsu University, Zhenjiang 212013, China

Received 12 March 2015; Accepted 2 July 2015

Academic Editor: Xavier Delorme

Copyright © 2015 Mengyun Wu et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


At present time, methods of research about top management team’s conflict become more and more prosperous with the help of complex system theory and evolutionary game. Taking family enterprise as an example, this paper makes an attempt on exploring complex network modeling to study data processing method and abstraction method of complex network of TMT conflict. And the paper will consider the attribute and relational mapping of top management team as nodes and edges in complex network to discuss the direct correspondence between complex network structure and management team characteristics. Besides that, according to the multiple attribute decision making, the method to dig into core members of the top management team will be created on the basis of the degree, closeness, cluster coefficient, and betweenness. And then the article will devote to studying the impact of attributes to the inner mechanism of TMT conflict and team cohesion through the network characteristic analysis.