Organizational protection for whistleblowers: a cross-national study

Rashmi Chordiya, Meghna Sabharwal, Jeannine E. Relly, Evan M. Berman

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Whistleblowing is recognized as an effective means to mitigate organizational corruption. However, there is little empirical research that broadens our understanding of organizational strategies that enhance perceived organizational protection for whistleblowers. We aim to fill this gap in the literature by empirically examining a multi-pronged approach to improve this organizational outcome in diverse countries and contexts. A multi-dimensional theoretical framework utilized in this study emphasizes the role of an ethics-oriented climate; ethical leadership behaviours; structural provisions for ethics management, and an awareness of whistleblower protection laws in enhancing perceived organizational protection for whistleblowers.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)527-552
Number of pages26
JournalPublic Management Review
Issue number4
StatePublished - Apr 2 2020


  • Whistleblower protection
  • cross-national study
  • ethical leadership
  • ethics code
  • ethics training
  • ethics-oriented climate

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Management Information Systems
  • Management of Technology and Innovation

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