Organizational dissidence: The case of whistle-blowing

  title={Organizational dissidence: The case of whistle-blowing},
  author={Janet P. Near and Marcia P. Miceli},
  journal={Journal of Business Ethics},
Research on whistle-blowing has been hampered by a lack of a sound theoretical base. In this paper, we draw upon existing theories of motivation and power relationships to propose a model of the whistle-blowing process. This model focuses on decisions made by organization members who believe they have evidence of organizational wrongdoing, and the reactions of organization authorities. Based on a review of the sparse empirical literature, we suggest variables that may affect both the members… Expand
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