Need for Whistleblowing and Its Policies: A Literature Review

Saleh Mohammed Mashehdul Islam


Whistleblowing can be termed as an exposure of information by an employee who contends for intended wrongdoing carried out by anyone within a company. Whistleblowing can be carried out through inside or outside networks. This can fortify an organization’s extensive policy and program. Offering monetary incentives for whistleblowers is one of the crucial initiatives to support whistleblowing. The study argues the vital issues in whistleblowing from practical and theoretical points of view. It includes basis of whistleblowing for drawing some common guidelines to put into practice of whistleblowing in an organization. The application of whistleblowing has some constraints from both formal and moral perspectives. The paper recognizes some aspects that assist or restrict real whistleblowing. It finishes with some thoughts of different ways to endorse a constructive whistleblowing practice against any wrongdoing within a company.

Keywords:Whistleblowing and its policy, whistleblower, corporate inside and outside network.

DOI: 10.7176/IKM/12-3-03

Publication date:May 31st 2022

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