Corporate governance and whistleblowing: corporate culture and employee behaviour

Moeen Umar Cheema, Rahat Munir, Sophia Su

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Whistleblowing is often about disclosing wrongdoings by members of organisations to persons or organisations that may be able to effect action. Media would at times publish stories of whistleblowers who engage in ‘heroic’ acts of exposing wrongdoings at work, but the whistlebowers often face significant negative consequences of their whistleblowing efforts. This book examines effects of national and organisational cultures on the whistleblowing decisions of employees. The book provides empirical evidence of association between organisational culture and whistleblowing and there appears to be a lower likelihood of whistleblowing in organisations that focus more on the cultural dimensions of respect for people, innovation and stability. It also illustrates how remaining silent or blowing the whistle in response to observed wrongdoings affects employees’ key work-related attitudes. This book would interest those wish to gain better understanding of the relationship between culture and whistleblowing in organisations.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationAbingdon, Oxon ; New York, NY
PublisherRoutledge, Taylor and Francis Group
Number of pages171
ISBN (Electronic)9781003166979
ISBN (Print)9780367764517, 9780367764531
Publication statusPublished - 2021

Publication series

NameRoutledge Studies in Corporate Governance


  • whistleblowing
  • national culture
  • organisational culture
  • Wrongdoing
  • Australia
  • Pakistan
  • emerging countries


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