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Location

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Maura Maheu

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Transcript of Location

Russia
One eighth of land mass
60% larger than Canada
Part of Europe and Asia
History
heavily effected by 2008-09 economic crisis
currently leading Eurasian Economic Union
Technology
Coverage available in remote areas
3G only in big cities
Roaming agreements
Charges
SIM cards
Wifi hotspots in Moscow
Population
142,572,794 in 2013- declining
population rank: 9
1.99 % of world population
(Lack of) Minimum Wage
5,205 rubles/month ($158)
27% below national average poverty line
Acceptable Conduct
local help
disrespectful gestures
business cards
conversation topics
formal business attire
respectful gestures
history/culture
bring copies of everything
dinner/snacks
Hofstede's cultural dimensions
Russia's Economic System
transformation after USSR collapsed
privatized most of industry
easier business
Political System
democracy
President- head of State; Prime Minister- head of government
122nd most democratic country
problem-free
In progress....
Currently developing
Disagreement over economic future
lower inflation rates but slowing GDP growth: 3/4% per year
invest short term, not long term
Interesting Facts


http://www.factslides.com/s-Russia
Introduction to Culture
Language
Multi-Ethnic
Orthodox Christian
Islamic
Cultural Differences
Dinner Parties
Tempers
Alcohol at Meetings
Public Identity
Components of Culture
Orthodox Christian
Marriage & Sexual Orientation
Light Jokes in Advertisements
Labour Market
Child Labour and Sex Trafficking
Children's Protection Strategy
Anti-Gay Laws
Atheist
3 Big Questions
1. Out of this entire presentation, what was the single most important piece of information you learned, if you were to go to Russia to do business tomorrow?
2. What was the most shocking out of everything you learned?
3. If you were to go to Russia, what would be the biggest transition you would have to make?
1. Out of this entire presentation, what was the single most important piece of information you learned, if you were to go to Russia to do business tomorrow?
2. What was the most shocking out of everything you learned?
3. If you were to go to Russia, what would be the biggest transition you would have to make?
3 Big Questions
How do they end up here?
Russian Culture in Business
Maura Maheu and Maggie Safdari
Ethical Issues in Russia
Intellectual Property Rights (IPRs)
Bribes and Fines
Corruption
Human Rights
Fall of the Soviet Union
Russia and CSR
emerging
CSR Plan- good or bad?
US RUSAL
aluminum producer
acquired soviet-era equipment
determined to modernize
$2.4bn to create eco-friendly equipment
invests annually
goal of reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 50% by 2015, eventually be carbon neutral
re-use industrial waste, conserve water and increase renewable energy
ALSCON scam
CSR Plan-good or bad?
MTS- telecommunications
equal opportunities for jobs
follows all labour laws
code of ethics
charity involvement
"Give a Life"
assists Russian doctors treat injured children in GAZA
scholarships
child-abuse tracking technology
but..."I work in PR. I need a success story"
VP of Corporate Communications
Ethical Imperialism
high concentration of one religion
anti-gay laws
strict cultural rules
drinking issue (looked down upon if you don't drink)
USSR
no priority in "improving gender and ethnic diversity"
impact
Always carry your I.D. and your plane ticket back to Canada
Article 2
Everyone is entitled to all the rights and freedoms set forth in this Declaration, without distinction of any kind, such as race, colour, sex, language, religion, political or other opinion, national or social origin, property, birth or other status
Article 5
No one shall be subjected to torture or to cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment
Article 19
Everyone has the right to freedom of opinion and expression; this right includes freedom to hold opinions without interference and to seek, receive and impart information and ideas through any media and regardless of frontiers.
3 Big Questions
1.What two things should you carry with you at all times and why?
2. Would you still do business in Russia knowing they are ethical imperialists?
3. In your opinion, which company (US RUSAL or MTS) has a better CSR plan and follows through the most?
By Maggie Safdari and Maura Maheu
3 Big Questions
1.What two things should you carry with you at all times and why?
2. Would you still do business in Russia knowing they are ethical imperialists?
3. In your opinion, which company (US RUSAL or MTS) has a better CSR plan and follows through the most?
CSR, Ethics and Rights in
Russia
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