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Title: Corporate volunteering in the large enterprises' social mission - The case of a post-Soviet Russian industrial region
Authors: Pevnaya, M.
Cernicova-Buca, M.
Issue Date: 2020
Publisher: Sciendo
Citation: Pevnaya M. Corporate volunteering in the large enterprises' social mission - The case of a post-Soviet Russian industrial region / M. Pevnaya, M. Cernicova-Buca. — DOI 10.2478/cejpp-2020-0001 // Central European Journal of Public Policy. — 2020. — Vol. 14. — Iss. 1. — P. 31-42.
Abstract: The paper focuses on the main features of corporate volunteering in companies from the Sverdlovsk region (Russian Federation), with a population surpassing 4.5 million inhabitants. Corporate volunteering is analyzed in the context of the trend characteristic for the post-Soviet space. The article systematizes approaches to the definition and study of this phenomenon, implemented by researchers from different countries. The main goal of the article is to identify the specific features of corporate volunteering in a large Russian region, considered typical for industrial territories in post-Soviet areas, seen through the social value that local communities attribute to corporate volunteering. The paper is based on the results of a public opinion poll and structured interviews, carried out in the Sverdlovsk region, where there is a concentration of enterprises of "hard"industries. The responses obtained in the poll were further subjected to analysis using statistical methods. The data are supplemented with information collected through the qualitative interviews. Interviewed experts are the top managers of enterprises and the deputy directors for HR, GR, or social issues. The study shows that in Russian industrial cities, where large enterprises are the main employers for most residents, many questions on the implementation of social policy fall under the responsibility of these enterprises, and not of the local government. Researchers argue that corporate volunteering is not widespread in the large Russian regions. It most often develops within the framework of event planning and environmental projects, managed by enterprises in cooperation with social and cultural institutions of local communities and not with the non-profit sector. The traditions of the organization of mass social work formed during the socialist period are still deeply rooted in enterprises, and managers rarely identify volunteering as a new managerial tool, thus being untangled from the global trend of promoting corporate volunteerism as a means of building corporate culture. © 2020 Maria Pevnaya et al., published by Sciendo 2020.
Access: info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess
SCOPUS ID: 85082828478
PURE ID: 13929314
ISSN: 18024866
DOI: 10.2478/cejpp-2020-0001
metadata.dc.description.sponsorship: This research was supported by the grant of the Russian Foundation for Basic Research No. 16-03-00016-ОГН “Russian volunteering dynamics: developing types of activity, challenges and management opportunities”.
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