The content of whistleblowing procedures: A critical review of recent official guidelines
Vandekerckhove, Wim and Lewis, David (2012) The content of whistleblowing procedures: A critical review of recent official guidelines. Journal of Business Ethics, 108 (2). pp. 253-264. ISSN 0167-4544 (Print), 1573-0697 (Online) (doi:10.1007/s10551-011-1089-1)Full text not available from this repository.
There is an increasing recognition of the need to provide ways for people to raise concerns about suspected wrongdoing by promoting internal policies and procedures which offer proper safeguards to actual and potential whistleblowers. Many organisations in both the public and private sectors now have such measures and these display a wide variety of operating modalities: inhouse or outsourced, anonymous/conﬁdential/identiﬁed, multi or single tiered, speciﬁed or open subject matter, etc. As a result of this development, a number of guidelines and policy documents have been produced by authoritative bodies. This article reviews the following ﬁve documents from a management perspective, the ﬁrst two deal with the principles upon which legislation might be based and the others describing good management practice: the Council of Europe Resolution 1729 (COER); Transparency International ‘Recommended Principles for Whistleblowing Legislation’ (TI); European Union Article 29 Data Protection Working Party Opinion (EUWP); International Chamber of Commerce ‘Guidelines on Whistleblowing’ (ICC); and the British Standards Institute ‘Whistleblowing arrangements Code of Practice 2008 (BSI).
|Additional Information:|| First published online: 5 November 2011.  Published in print: 1 June 2012.  Published as: Journal of Business Ethics, (2012), Vol. 108, (2), pp. 253-264.  Previous versions of this article were presented at the BAM HR meeting 2010, the WERU seminar July 2010 at the University of Greenwich, and the EBEN Research Conference 2011.|
|Uncontrolled Keywords:||whistleblowing, compliance, guidelines, speak-up, procedures, whistleblowing, management of whistleblowing, whistleblowing policies, whistleblowing legislation, corruption, business ethics|
|Subjects:||H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor|
|School / Department / Research Groups:||School of Business|
School of Business > Department of Human Resources & Organisational Behaviour
|Last Modified:||19 Jul 2013 17:01|
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