Comparing Chinese and American Managers on Whistleblowing
Author: Keenan, John
Source: Employee Responsibilities and Rights Journal, Volume 19, Number 2, June 2007 , pp. 85-94(10)
Abstract:Whistleblowing involves present or former organization members reporting illegal, unethical or illegitimate activities under the control of organization leaders to parties who are willing and able to take action to correct the wrongdoing. A major shortcoming of prior whistleblowing research concerns the fact that there has been a tendency to examine whistleblowing from a culturally-bound perspective without looking at cultural and international differences. The present paper attempts to extend whistleblowing research into the international arena. This study will consider the differences in culture and societal structures between a United States sample of managers and a Chinese sample of managers with respect to differences in individual, organizational, and moral perception whistleblowing tendencies.
Document Type: Research article
Publication date: 2007-06-01