Whistle Blowing

Whistle Blowing

Copyright: © 2015 |Pages: 10
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-4666-7254-3.ch013
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Abstract

Whistle blowing brings to the notice of the world wrongdoings and immoral acts. It is seen as an act of defense for proper action for any misconduct, which is at play between individual coherence and organizational values. Whistle blowing is an important way to prevent and deter fraud, waste, and abuse in organizational work environments. When employees are feeling uncomfortable with wrongdoing, which necessarily arises in organizations, their sense of morals also come into effect, which compels them to make any wrongdoing or unethical act public. In essence, the interplay of policies and its discourse that make it mark in organizational realms figure within that morality consideration; morality permits individual to act morally and reasonably. This chapter explores whistle blowing.
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Defining The Meaning Of Whistle Blowing

There are many definition related to whistle blowing. Whistle blowing can mean an act of notifying the wrong doing practices in an organization and is motivated by the desire to prevent harm to others. It also takes into account the action of an employee or employer with a privilege access to internal information in an organization. (Annette D Greene, 2004, p. 220). In the word of Near and Miceli (1995) whistle blowing can be understood as the disclosure by organization member whether former or current employee on any illegal, immoral, or illegitimate practices to outside party or person within an organization so that action can be taken in the right order of things (Janet P. Near, 1995, p. 680).

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