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Organizational Culture: A Framework and Strategies for Facilitating Employee Whistleblowing

  • Benisa Berry
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Abstract

Seven dimensions of organizational culture that influence the employee reflection process that ultimately leads to whistleblowing behavior are presented. These include 1) vigilance, 2) engagement, 3) credibility, 4) accountability, 5) empowerment, 6) courage, and 7) options. Key considerations within each dimension are discussed and a compliance framework is used to identify strategies for encouraging a culture that supports employee communication, questioning, and reporting of illegal, unethical, and illegitimate practices within organizations.

whistleblowing organizational culture corporate governance organizational integrity corporate compliance 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.California School of Organizational StudiesAlliant International University

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