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Rewarding the whistleblower - disgrace, recognition or efficiency?

Rewarding the whistleblower - disgrace, recognition or efficiency?

Vandekerckhove, Wim ORCID: 0000-0002-0106-7915 (2010) Rewarding the whistleblower - disgrace, recognition or efficiency? In: Arszulowicz, Marek and Gasparski, Wojciech W., (eds.) Whistleblowing: In Defense of Proper Action. Praxiology: The International Annual of Practical Philosophy and Methodology (18). Transaction Publishers, Piscataway, USA, pp. 21-32. ISBN 9781412811200

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This chapter examines the kind of whistleblowing that is advocated by offering rewards to whistleblowers. The first section points at the link between our focus on efficiency and our growing unease with fraud. The second section discusses whistleblowing as a source of information in that context. The third section comments on the US False Claims Act. The fourth section points out some pitfalls of rewarding whistleblowers. I conclude in a balanced way, recognizing both the bright and the dark side of rewarding whistleblowers but generally warning it is not the panacea.

Item Type: Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords: whistleblowing, rewards, business ethics, whistleblowing policies
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor
Faculty / School / Research Centre / Research Group: Faculty of Business > Department of Human Resources & Organisational Behaviour
Faculty of Business > Centre for Work and Employment Research (CREW) > Work & Employment Research Unit (WERU)
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