Diametros 41:77-98 (2014)

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The purpose of this paper is to analyse the ethical side of whistleblowing and to identify the main dilemmas generated by its practice. In the first part, the social dimension of whistleblowing has been outlined, and the defining features of reporting misconduct internally have been identified through contrasting them with those of external whistleblowing. This is followed by an attempt at an ethical evaluation of whistleblowing. The second part of this paper has been devoted to the analysis of two important questions raised by the consideration of whistleblowing as a managerial instrument. Should whistleblowing be rewarded financially? Is whistleblowing not only an employee’s right, but also duty?
Keywords external whistleblowing  nagroda finansowa  right  wewnętrzny whistleblowing  internal whistleblowing  obowiązek  instytucjonalizacja  ethical evaluation  Terance D. Miethe  financial reward  Marcia P. Miceli  ocena etyczna  duty  institutionalization  prawo  zewnętrzny whistleblowing
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DOI 10.13153/diam.41.2014.652
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