A preliminary investigation of the relationship between selected organizational characteristics and external whistleblowing by employees

Journal of Business Ethics 11 (12):949 - 959 (1992)
Whistleblowing by employees to regulatory agencies and other parties external to the organization can have serious consequences both for the whistleblower and the company involved. Research has largely focused on individual and group variables that affect individuals'' decision to blow the whistle on perceived wrongdoing.This study examined the relationship between selected organizational characteristics and the perceived level of external whistleblowing by employees in 240 organizations. Data collected in a nationwide survey of human resource executives were analyzed using analysis of variance
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DOI 10.1007/BF00871961
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Frederick A. Elliston (1982). Anonymity and Whistleblowing. Journal of Business Ethics 1 (3):167 - 177.

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