Whistle-blowing in Organizations

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Routledge, 2008 - Business & Economics - 244 pages
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This is a research-based book on whistle-blowing in organizations. The three noted authors describe studies on this important topic and the implications of the research and theory for organizational behavior, managerial practice, and public policy. In the past few years there have been critical developments, including corporate scandals, which have called public attention to whistle-blowing and have led to the first comprehensive federal legislation to protect private sector whistle-blowers (the Sarbanes-Oxley Act). This book is the first to integrate these new developments in an analytic and empirically grounded approach to whistle-blowing in organizations.

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The book counts 244 pages, not 264. Buyers should expect 200 pages of text since the bibliography starts on p. 203. It contains 397 items. The welcome book, unique and only therefore the best of its kind, represents the writers' "best effort to summarize what is known, based on empirical results, and to launch a plea for future research to resolve what we do not yet know about whistleblowing". Heavy focus on private (as opposed to public) sector from the United States, but no longer uniquely, as was the case in the trio's indeed outdated predecessor from 1992. A tip for the Indiana researchers: be as transparent as the center in Madison, Wisconsin headed by professor Zeitlin and disclose the most recent research material on-line behind a password. From the EUCE/WAGE website: "As part of the Centers’ ongoing mission to promote academic and policy dialogue [...] this forum will make available recent published and forthcoming work [...] to researchers, policy makers, and other qualified users."  

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About the author (2008)

Marcia P. Miceli is currently Professor of Management at the McDonough School of Business, Georgetown University. She received her Doctorate of Business Administration in Personnel and Industrial Relations from Indiana University in 1982.

She just published Effective Whistle Blowing (with Near) for the Academy of Management Review, and Art Brief, editor of this series, convinced her to expand her findings into a new book for our series.

Marcia has taught at Ohio State where she was Chair of the Department of Management and Human Resources and Associate Dean.

Terry Morehead Dworkin is Dean, Wentworth Professor of Business Law, Office of Women's Affairs, Indiana University. She is co-director, Center for International Business Education and Research. She received her graduate degree from Indiana University School of Law.

Terry is the author of the following textbooks:

Law and Business, 9th ed.

Essentials of Business Law and Regulatory Environment

Contract Law

Janet Pollex Near is Chair of Management at Indiana University, Kelley School of Business. She received her PhD in Sociology from SUNY Buffalo. Her current research is the relationship among Job and Life Satisfaction, Emotional Intelligence and Task Performance, and Organizational Dissent and Whistle Blowing.

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