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Whistleblowing duties

Whistleblowing duties

Leys, Jos and Vandekerckhove, Wim ORCID: 0000-0002-0106-7915 (2014) Whistleblowing duties. In: Brown, A.J., Lewis, David, Moberly, Richard and Vandekerckhove, Wim ORCID: 0000-0002-0106-7915, (eds.) International Handbook of Whistleblowing Research. Edward Elgar Publishing, Cheltenham, UK, pp. 115-132. ISBN 9781781006788

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The chapter develops the argument that whether someone, in their role as a member of an organization, has a duty to blow the whistle or not depends on the type of wrongdoing one is witnessing in combination with the role one has assumed. We hope that our philosophical analysis of the duty question can help to clarify where most of our confusion about this question arises. We do not answer the question of whether an individual actually has to blow the whistle – that decision is with the individual who has to take into account the risks and other particularities – but we purport to give univocal guidance on whether the individual has a duty given that she finds herself in a certain role. We aim to cover all roles that come with organizational conduct and we aim to cover all types of organizations.

Item Type: Book Section
Additional Information: [1] Chapter 5, in Part I: Research Fundamentals.
Uncontrolled Keywords: whistleblowing, professional duty, ethical duty
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor
Faculty / School / Research Centre / Research Group: Faculty of Business
Faculty of Business > Department of Human Resources & Organisational Behaviour
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