A Cross-Cultural Comparison of Managers' Whistleblowing Tendencies*

  • Randi L. Sims
  • John P. Keenan


In a global marketplace, managers often face major difficulties when it comes to handling ethical problems within a different cultural context. Whistleblowing is one possible response to ethical problems. This study considers the differences in culture between a United States sample of managers and a Jamaica, West Indies sample of managers using Hofstede's (1991) theory of International Cultures. The study explores how those cultural differences may help in our understanding of the differences in reported whistleblowing tendencies.

whistleblowing cross-cultural ethical decision making 


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© Kluwer Academic Publishers 1999

Authors and Affiliations

  • Randi L. Sims
    • 1
  • John P. Keenan
    • 2
  1. 1.Business and Administrative Studies DivisionNova Southeastern UniversityFort LauderdaleU.S.A
  2. 2.School of Business – Management InstituteUniversity of Wisconsin-MadisonMadisonU.S.A

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