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The Perspective of Dutch IndustrialEnterprises on Integrated Employmentof People with Intellectual andDevelopmental Disabilities
KTH, School of Industrial Engineering and Management (ITM), Industrial Economics and Management (Dept.), Entrepreneurship and innovation.
2014 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

Many people with intellectual and developmental disabilities strive for self-sufficiency and economic independence. Integrated employment within a company is one of the alternatives to provide these needs. This thesis focuses on the company perceptions of this topic. The thesis discusses the position of companies in employing people who cannot fully contribute to normal business processes. Some companies see it as a must to increase stakeholder satisfaction; others say that the social responsibility of business is to escalate its profits growth. This research is based on the circumstances for the Netherlands, where political interference stimulates the employment of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. More enterprises nowadays are taking social responsible decisions. With the shift from sheltered workshops towards forms of integrated employment; there are new opportunities for both people with intellectual and developmental disabilities as well as the enterprises. This research discusses the perspective of industrial enterprises in these developments, their experience, and their incentives.

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2014. , 35 p.
Keyword [en]
People with IDD, mentally disabled, social inclusion, integrated employment, sheltered
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Economics and Business
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URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-147673OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-147673DiVA: diva2:731471
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Available from: 2014-07-02 Created: 2014-07-01 Last updated: 2014-07-02Bibliographically approved

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