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Obstacles To Success In The Workplace For People With Disabilities: A Review And Research Agenda

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  • TINA M. Mukta Kulkarni

    (Indian Institute of Management Bangalore)

  • Mark L. Lengnick-Hall

    (University of Texas at San Antonio)

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    Our objectives in this paper were to summarize research relevant to obstacles that people with disabilities (PWD) face in the workplace and to identify directions for future research on the topic. We included review, theoretical, and empirical articles in mainstream management journals and those in psychology or rehabilitation journals if they had clear workplace implications. We argue that obstacles identified in prior research may only partially reflect organizational reality. This is because of the heavy reliance on laboratory studies, which we urge researchers to replicate in organizational settings. Better understanding of obstacles will lead to more evidence-based solutions where the payoff is a less exclusionary world in which more individuals are provided opportunities to use their talent for the benefit of all. .

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    Paper provided by College of Business, University of Texas at San Antonio in its series Working Papers with number 0031.

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