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Strategic issues in whistleblowing research

Strategic issues in whistleblowing research

Vandekerckhove, Wim ORCID: 0000-0002-0106-7915, Brown, A. J., Moberly, Richard E. and Lewis, David L. (2014) Strategic issues in whistleblowing research. 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. 522-529. ISBN 9781781006788

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Previous research successfully put whistleblowing on the public and political agenda and removed some common misconceptions about who whistleblowers are and why they choose to raise their concerns. The next generation of research is expected to turn its attention further away from trying to profile the whistleblower to focusing on the wrongdoing, what works and does not work in terms of whistleblowing policies and procedures, and the contexts in which these are implemented. Hence, the strategy is to engage in pragmatic as well as fundamental research, supporting conceptual, empirical and policy work that can promote safer and more effective whistleblowing. This can be achieved by bringing about a common understanding about specific aspects of whistleblowing among the various stakeholders, such as advice givers, support providers, investigators, judges, managers and policy makers.
Accordingly, the chapters in the Handbook offer contributions towards that next generation research on four dimensions which are important to recognize, if whistleblowing research is to evolve in the more coherent, useful and even powerful ways that we envisage. These dimensions, which we consider in turn, involve: new conceptual delineations, new theoretical developments, new research methods, and new departures for policy and practice.

Item Type: Book Section
Additional Information: [1] Chapter 21, in Part IV: Conclusions.
Uncontrolled Keywords: whistleblowing, strategic research
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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