Whistleblowing: A Survey of Literature

The IUP Journal of Corporate Governance, Vol. IX, No. 4, pp. 57-70, October 2010

Posted: 10 Jan 2011  

Siddhartha Dasgupta

Institute of Chartered Financial Analysts of India (ICFAI)

Ankit Kesharwani

Institute of Chartered Financial Analysts of India (ICFAI)

Date Written: January 10, 2011

Abstract

Corporate whistleblowing can play a crucial role in protecting shareholder interests. When an employee of an organization makes public, any illegal or illegitimate act of the organization, undesirable public scrutiny, legal action and regulatory act may result. Regardless of an enormous increase in whistleblowing activities in organizations recently, little research has been done about the types of organizational wrongdoings, the whistleblowing process, what distinguishes whistleblowing from organizational loyalty, and what are the various laws to protect whistleblowers from organizational retaliation. This paper first highlights the relevant literatures regarding the types of whistleblowing and the whistleblowing process. Second, it discusses about how organizational loyalty differs from whistleblowing. Next, this paper discusses about the reasons and the motivations of the whistleblowers. Finally, it emphasizes the consequences of whistleblowing and what are some of the various laws to protect the whistleblowers.

Suggested Citation

Dasgupta, Siddhartha and Kesharwani, Ankit, Whistleblowing: A Survey of Literature (January 10, 2011). The IUP Journal of Corporate Governance, Vol. IX, No. 4, pp. 57-70, October 2010. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1737567

Siddhartha Dasgupta (Contact Author)

Institute of Chartered Financial Analysts of India (ICFAI) ( email )

62, Nagarjuna Hill
Panjagutta
Hyderabad, TX AP 501504
India

Ankit Kesharwani

Institute of Chartered Financial Analysts of India (ICFAI) ( email )

62, Nagarjuna Hill
Panjagutta
Hyderabad, TX AP 501504
India

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