Value orientation in companies

Project: Research

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 The success of Supported Employment, like all other labor market programs and initiatives, will be measured by the number of employment relationships entered in the general labor market. It is striking that Supported Employment follows the tradition of previous labor market and social policy measures for the integration of disabled people and appeals to the "Corporate Social Responsibility" of the entrepreneur to integrate social concerns into his business activities on a voluntary basis and thus create social added value as a social entrepreneur. Seen in this light, Supported Employment does not change much. Ultimately, it perpetuates the system of employment abandonment and equalization levy determined by social law. Thus, an essential question for the discussion of Supported Employment becomes more concrete: To what extent can Supported Employment lead to economically relevant added value for the business entrepreneur and thus counteract the tying up of financial and human resources, which at first glance is perceived as disadvantageous? A particular problem is probably the quantifiability. Existing business and financial science models for business valuation can provide a first indication of this, which can be used to show the role of business strategies in the implementation of social and ecological measures. The microeconomic results found not only allow conclusions to be drawn about the existing concept of supported employment as an instrument for compensating for disadvantages, but can also provide valuable pointers for the assessment of the consequences of legislation in the field of social policy. Following the descriptive findings, these will be verified in a second step by an empirical study of regional SMEs.
Period01.04.10 → …