Making Sense of Whistle-Blowing's Antecedents: Learning from Research on Identity and Ethics Programs

Vadera, A K and Aguilera, Ruth V and Caza, Brianna (2009) Making Sense of Whistle-Blowing's Antecedents: Learning from Research on Identity and Ethics Programs. Business Ethics Quarterly, 19 (4). pp. 553-586.

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Abstract

Despite a significant increase in whistle-blowing practices in work organizations, we know little about what differentiates whistle-blowers from those who observe a wrongdoing but chose not to report it. In this review article, we first highlight the arenas in which research on whistle-blowing has produced inconsistent results and those in which the findings have been consistent. Second, we propose that the adoption of an identity approach will help clarify the inconsistent findings and extend prior work on individual-level motives behind whistle-blowing. Third, we argue that the integration of the whistle-blowing research with that on ethics programs will aid in systematically expanding our understanding of the situational antecedents of whistle-blowing. We conclude our review by discussing new theoretical and methodological arenas of research in the domain of whistle-blowing

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Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Business Ethics,
Subjects: Business and Management
Business Strategy
Depositing User: Veeramani R
Date Deposited: 18 Nov 2014 14:42
Last Modified: 20 Jan 2015 17:21
URI: http://eprints.exchange.isb.edu/id/eprint/318
Publisher URL: http://dx.doi.org./10.5840/beq200919432
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