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Quota for the employment of disabled people in Russia: strategies for compliance

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Title:Quota for the employment of disabled people in Russia: strategies for compliance
Author(s):Elena Denisova-Schmidt (Lecturer at the University of St Gallen, St Gallen, Switzerland)
Citation:Elena Denisova-Schmidt, "Quota for the employment of disabled people in Russia: strategies for compliance", Emerald Emerald Emerging Markets Case Studies, (2011)
Keywords:Disabled people, Informal practices, Monotowns, Networks, Quotas, Russia
Article type:Case study
DOI:10.1108/20450621111186165 (Permanent URL)
Publisher:Emerald Group Publishing Limited
Acknowledgements:Disclaimer. This case is written solely for educational purposes and is not intended to represent successful or unsuccessful managerial decision making. The author/s may have disguised names; financial and other recognizable information to protect confidentiality.

Title – Quota for the employment of disabled people in Russia: strategies for compliance.

Subject area – Human resource management.

Study level/applicability – The case might be used in teaching International Management or Russian society at a Master's level, including MBA.

Case overview – Quotas for the employment of disabled people exist in many countries, including Russia. Many companies in Russia, however, are “forced” to find “creative solutions” to avoid this quota. This attitude is caused not by the unwillingness of companies to support disabled people, but rather by their moral and technical unreadiness to do so. Using one example of a company providing freight services, the case illustrates this. The company is faced with additional challenges: it is a 100 percent subsidiary, dependant on its parent company in many respects – especially in financial matters.

Expected learning outcomes – Students: learn some informal practices (legislative norms and networks) in the Russian business context; discuss how organizations are faced with informal practices and establish problem solving techniques; and receive some additional information on the business environment in Russia.

Supplementary materials – Teaching notes.

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