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Elaborating the White Paper on the basis of Russian companies research «Large Corporate Expense Management Research» held by Visa Inc. | 04-05-2009
The project was implemented for Visa Inc. company.

Project Dates: 2008 — 2009

Project Summary:

The White Paper was elaborated under the project, consisting of two parts:

  • The first information document is meant for high-ranking officials (namely, heads of the financial sector) of large corporations to introduce them to the advantages of using commercial payment cards in business and to inform them on Visa as the company that provides such a service.

  • The second information document is meant for civil servants of state authorities and legislative bodies. It is devoted to the benefits for the Russian economics as a whole derived from the introduction of the commercial payment cards. This document includes the review of obstacles to wide-spread usage of commercial payment cards in nowadays Russia as well as recommendations on which amendments should be introduced to the legislation to empower the development of the commercial payment cards usage.

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