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Whistleblowing, organisational harm and the self-regulating organisation

Pembertion, Simon; Tombs, Steve; Chan, Ming Ming Joiy and Seal, Lizzie (2012). Whistleblowing, organisational harm and the self-regulating organisation. Policy and Politics, 40(2) pp. 263–279.

DOI (Digital Object Identifier) Link: https://doi.org/10.1332/147084411X581835
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Abstract

Whistleblowing has emerged as a key element of regulatory strategy. This article provides a brief, theoretical analysis of the claimed affinities between whistleblowing, self-regulation and corporate social responsibility. It then addresses a series of key issues in relation to whistleblowing: the individual, organisational and social characteristics associated with the decision to blow the whistle (or not); the consequences of reporting organisational harm for whistleblowers; and the robustness of legal protections for those who report such harm. Finally, it raises a series of challenges to the idea, reality and potential of whistleblowing as part of an effective self-regulatory strategy.

Item Type: Journal Item
Copyright Holders: 2012 The Policy Press
ISSN: 0305-5736
Keywords: whistleblowing; self-regulation; organisational harm; corporate crime; state crime
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS) > Social Sciences and Global Studies > Social Policy and Criminology
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS) > Social Sciences and Global Studies
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS)
Research Group: Harm and Evidence Research Collaborative (HERC)
Item ID: 36315
Depositing User: Steve Tombs
Date Deposited: 24 Jan 2013 11:27
Last Modified: 06 Aug 2019 08:44
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/36315
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